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Simple advent calendar

875 days ago by Stevinmarin | 21 comments »

An advent calendar is a classic Christmas project. Typically, they contain 24 numbered doors and beginning on December 1st, you open door #24 and get a small treat or gift. When you get to #1, it will be Christmas Eve, one day before the holiday. There are many different ways to make an advent calendar. For an absolutely stunning version, check out the one our friend Marc (The Wood Whisperer) made last year. Even Marc struggled with a system to make 24 doors, something I don’t think ...

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133 - Advent Calendar Pt. 3

1246 days ago by thewoodwhisperer | 5 comments »

Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options The base for the advent calendar is made with 1/2” ply, butt joints and brad nails. Doesn’t get simpler than that! Once the construction is complete, I embark on a journey into the world of faux finishing with a 2-part distressed paint job. Now I know my way around the finish cabinet, but one of my weak areas is acrylic paint. I just never work with the stuff, let alone creating faux finishes. So the b...

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132 - Advent Calendar Pt. 2

1250 days ago by thewoodwhisperer | 3 comments »

Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options In the second part of this three-part series, I continue with the construction of the main grid-work. I show you a cool trick for cutting small dowel pieces and then the assembly begins. For small parts like this, I actually have a cool method glue-up that involves the use of two different glues. I then cut the triangle shape using a circular saw and a guide, which works surprisingly well. Finally, I add the mite...

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131 - Advent Calendar Pt. 1

1255 days ago by thewoodwhisperer | 7 comments »

Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options The holidays are quickly approaching, and this year I’m making an Advent Calendar. If you aren’t familiar with Advent, check out this article. Now I’m not a religious man but I do celebrate Christmas, and I have the fondest memories counting down the days in December as a child. Who am I kidding? I STILL count down the days until Christmas!! This Advent calendar is relatively basic in design, ...

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