|Project by Revrand1||posted 05-23-2014 12:35 PM||25460 views||17 times favorited||11 comments|
I have been torn lately between my ever growing interest in woodworking and the cost of lumber and materials to make the projects I want to try. With a young daughter and another on the way, financial resources are being directed out of the hobby funds!
Last year I was given an old cedar swing set with the intentions of resurrecting it for my daughter. When I started to look at that project, it was clear that the amount of work/$$ required to make the set safe and good looking was not worth it…so I was left with a pile of old, weathered wood that many would either burn or discard. I took it apart plank by plank and saved what I could, not sure what I would do with it…
I have been seeing a bunch of these on here and I have wanted to build one of my own for a while. Though some might have left the wood weathered in the shabby chic (sp?) motif, I like the clean look of the milled cedar and enjoyed the process of giving the wood new life….just in time for some cold ones on the deck this Memorial Day Weekend!