|Project by Tom Goodman||posted 04-07-2009 06:05 PM||2262 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
My wife is an Mother Advisor with the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls ( I.O.R.G.) here in Calif.
A nonprofit organization for girls 11 to 20 years of age. www.gorainbow.org
So a couple of years back they were having an O.V. ( Official Visit ) one of many functions though out the year. And this one had a Chinese theme. So my wife volunteered me (something she dose a lot) to make the Arbors.
Knowing that this was a one time use. I didn’t want to spend a lot. So I got out some old Douglas Fir, 1×4’s and 1×6’s that was given to me when the lumber company I worked at went out of business. ( I was given some other stuff too, more on that another day).
A ¼ of it was good, another ¼ had some dry rot but usable, and ½ was …well …fire wood. (I don’t complain about any thing that’s free even fire wood)
So a little ripping, a little sawing and lot of sanding. I connected it all with a staple gun and some extra drywall screws that I also got free from the lumber company. And then of course a lot of red paint.
The size of these if I remember right was about 4’ wide by 2 ½’ deep and aprox 8 ½’ high.
It didn’t look to bad from a distant but you get within a couple of feet and you can tell that the wood was not of good quality.
After it was over someone donated $50.00 for two of them. Go figure
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