Large NS Map With Painted Lighthouse
Got a request from clear across the country in Calgary for one of our wooden Nova Scotia maps. The one he chose was the New Nova Scotia Wood Map with a lighthouse scene painted on the map, except larger. If I recall, Jim said it was to be a Christmas present for his wife who is from Nova Scotia. Glad to help, and time to get to work. Christmas is coming!!
DIY Fairy Door
Every spring we write out a to-do list for the year, most of which we get done and if not it gets carried over for the next year. Anything from build a new deck to paint the baseboards gets put on the list. Quite a few of them for this year are outdoor things which require more consistent warm weather. There is something very satisfying about crossing a finished job off the list.
Plywood End Grain Tray
When people hear the word plywood, I imagine they would think ugly, after all it is a utilitarian product in most cases. But a furniture grade plywood like birch can be very beautiful. I especially like the stripey end grain.
Baby Name Wood Sign
A friend contacted Jim with regards to having her baby’s name cut from wood. Fun. We’ve done one other baby name in wood. Remember baby Ruby? Here is how this one went down.
Layered Flag of Nova Scotia
We’ve had the idea for this project pinned to our whiteboard for some time. With the skid steer in the shop, everything in the yard has come to a standstill. Literally. So we figured now would be a good time to work on this layered flag of Nova Scotia.
How To Make An Oval Rope Basket
So far I have made a round rope basket with leather handles, a cat face rope bowl, and next I decided to make a long oval rope basket. It is actually more of an oblong trough shape instead of a basket.
DIY Rope Bowl With A Twist
Last year I made a rope basket with leather handles and it is still one of my favorite things. I have plans for a rope trough but haven’t finalized those plans yet, so in the meantime I decided to use some of the rope to make a bowl.
Newfoundland Map Crib Boards
Ever play crib? It’s a fun game and we used to play but haven’t in a while. Great past time.
Wood Map South River Lake
While we were working on our last map of Mahone Bay, we decided that since we don’t live on the ocean but the next best thing, a lake, we should do a wood map of said lake. And so the wood map of South River Lake was born. Go grab a coffee…I’ll wait here.
DIY Carved Trees
While we have carved a couple of trees before, it has been a few years. Much like riding a bike I guess. After a few minutes it started to seem more familiar.