Monday, June 21, 2010

Out of Order

So some of the next few post will be out of order I've been in the process of changing my shop around and I have forgotten to take step by step pictures of some projects so I've had to go back and take pictures of just finished products. On a good note my shop is 98% finished and I've started taking pictures again So enjoy and leave comments.

Honey Do List

For mother's day Ethan and myself made this honey do list box. We used some wood that I've had outside for over two years. It worked best with the weathered frame we bought at the store.

She actually had stuff written on this before I took this picture

I made the box bigger than it needed to be I was going to make it into something else but didn't have the right materials

Just has some chalk and note cards handy

Ethan thought doing this was the best part

In the end I didn't make it strong enough for the frame to hold the box so I had to buy some brackets to hold it up but she still likes it happy mothers day dear

Friday, June 18, 2010

Debbi's Birthday Bench

So I've started making these benches for people in my family this is the most recent one I have built two others. These are pretty easy and fast to build I plan on doing many more. Every time I do one I think of something better to do to it to make it look nicer.

My dad recently gave me a bundle of 2x4's so that is what I used

On this one I screwed 2 2x4's together instead of having every 2x4 by itself you will see on future post with my other benches

The process to level it seems to be the hardest but we are getting pretty good at it

My first benches I left the screw holes exposed like this and it drove me crazy but then I found something at the store

Wooden buttons they work perfectly I think it makes the bench

One prime coat and a couple layers of red paint later you get this little red garden bench