|Project by scrappy||posted 08-11-2009 03:40 AM||1055 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
First, Thank You Don for the use of your plan. It is very different for me to actually have a plan ahead of time to work from. Most items get made to size by the limits of the scrap wood I have aquired. ( actually bought wood for this!)
I did make one small adjustment to the plans, Had to cut ALL dimensions in half! That sucker was huge!
We have a small yard and thought a 5 foot lighthouse would be a little large. As it is, it is only 29 inches tall to the top cap ( 33 with spire). Really enjoyed building this. First time for tapered, miter cuts. Used a jig and it worked just fine. (my table saw is not the most accurate)
During “glue up”, used masking tape on the joints then rolled it all together. Added a strap clamp afterwards to hold until dry. Seemed to work just fine. Got the masking tape idea from another project here but don’t remember wich one. Thank you, whoever it was. (if someone knows please post the link)
Have landscape lighting in the garden so just built a light and wired it in. Did not cut the windows out like Don did They are just for looks, not looking through. haha
Made from 3/8 baltic birch and 3/16 ply trim.
Hope everyone likes this. My wife sure does. Thanks again Don.
PS. While I was out in the yard with the camara, took an update pic of the trellis I made a couple of months ago. ( was asked to post pic after the vine grew in.) Not covered with vines yet, but they are growing good.
Thank you all for viewing.
Please leave all comments and critiques. They are most welcome.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!