|Project by Jim||posted 03-30-2015 05:07 PM||1768 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
It all started out as my daughters old IKEA bed, the stack of wood is shown in the photos. We bought her a new bed and when I took it apart, I had all this knotty pine. I couldn’t bear to throw it away so I wondered what I could do with it. The problem was that the wood has all the dowel and bolt attachment holes drilled in it. My wife Shari had been asking for an umbrella stand. A project was born. I was able to get all the parts out of the old knotty pine bed parts but in a couple cases some of the bolt holes couldn’t be avoided. I ended up turning a dowel from walnut on my lathe and plugging the holes with this contrasting wood. Unless you get close they actually look like just another knot. It was a fun little project.
Special thanks to Colin Knecht over at WoodWorkWeb who came up with the original design and project idea.
-- Jim in Langley BC Canada --- www.sollows.ca