Cantilevered Plant Stand
This was a quick and fun project that I can now cancel off the ol’ to-do list. I’ve seen them called cantilevered stand or anti-gravity stand. What ever you call it, I have one now. I’ve seen them hold a fish bowl with water so should be strong enough for a small plant.
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.
Wooden Santa Ornaments
It’s that time of year again when thoughts turn to Christmas. Ha…is that cheesy or what? Just kidding anyhow, cause Christmas is my least favourite time of the year. However, I do like making things…and one can never have enough ornaments. Not the store bought kind, the homemade kind of course.
Wrapping Posts and Beams with Pine Boards.
Hello folks. We are still here, just busy. I wanted to show you how we went about wrapping posts and beams in an older home.
Shiver me timbers
Shiver me timbers. It was going snow well. I won’t pine about it. I’ll just lumber on.
Call of Duty
These hemlock part oval shaped boards were the scrap pieces from a log I cut in early 2018 to get some oval shaped plaques. I am not one to throw anything away 🙂 I set them aside, figuring at some point an idea will come along to make use of them. I figure if the Earth can invest +100 years to grow the tree, I can at least keep the pieces around for a little while longer to see what else might be possible.
Making Hexagon Shelves
Some call them hexagon shelves and others call them honeycomb shelves. No matter what you call them, they are cool. We have no wall space for shelves of this size so when we were contacted to build a set we thought it would be a fun project. This is the picture we got from the customer.
Making a Round Mirror Frame
Last year we bought a new bathroom mirror. I had seen similar mirrors in pictures and liked them, so when we came across this one we bought it and hung it in the bathroom. It came with a small level on the hanging mechanism. It was never level. Never. We took it down and re-adjusted it several times and it was level for a short period of time, then not level again. So we put it up for sale and sold it the same day. Lucky or what? Here is the old mirror.
Working With What Ya Got…Table Makeover
Several years ago, Jim built this hall table. It has been moved around in several different locations but has landed here and is a perfect fit for this wall. Actually it was pretty cheerful and we happily lived with it for 6 or 7 years. While I enjoyed the color, it was time for a change.