|Project by Napaman||posted 04-14-2007 07:19 PM||7111 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
Despite this being my 2nd posted project, this is actually the first project I made last summer. But due to technical difficulties I could not get the photos off my computer when I joined LJ.
I like this project. In my naivete I thought it would be a simple project to start my new word working experience. The design changed MANY times as I learned how to use my tools. At the time I had not built my sawhorses so I had not table to work off…and I was using my table saw as a place to work…which was not good…then the floor.
In the end I had a lot more scrap wood then I could have imagined before I started due to all my design changes and miss-cuts, but I like the functionality and the look. The box is made of pine. My wife had wanted a wood rack of some type…but then we realized we wanted to hide the wood a bit more…so then it became a box. At first I was going to make the top as a solid piece with the same sides…but then realized that would be waaay too heavy. Then I came up with the slatted (?) top…with the ends coming out as handles. I did not finish the wood…mainly in the beginning because I had no idea how to take that step—-but also I worred that the finish would affect the firewood…
Now I am glad that I did not finish it…it has gotten a bit banged up over the use of our BITTER NAPA winters (we had many nights into the 20’s Dusty!!), but I like the knicks.
I may still add a thin piece of wood for the underside of the rack so that the fire wood peices dont fall onto the carpet as we bring wood into the house. But I like the look of the rack without that…so I have left it this way so far.
-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007