|Project by scottb||posted 08-08-2007 02:52 AM||2077 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Here’s another project from my (recent) pre-woodworking days. I’ve always been into making stuff, and before I “knew” how to work wood (or had the proper tools to do so) I work with what I had or could find.
This is actually inspired from a cedar peanut “basket” Rob (my BIL) made one Christmas (my FIL eats peanuts like they’re going out of style.) His was a replacement for a true basket style one my in-laws had (that did a fine job of holding peanuts in the shell on one side, and shells on the other… but bits of shell and skin tended to work its way through the basket and make your lap a mess. Robs solved that problem beautifully…)
I thought it would be fun to up the ante and make a true nut house to do the same job. I’ve also been toying with making a “Salt Box” to use as a salt cellar in the kitchen, but i digress.
The wood is pre-milled aspen from the big box store, attached with brads (and lots of wood filler to hide them). The shingles, door and windows are from a craft store. The door was too big and had to be milled down. The shingles were glued on one at a time. The windows have mirrors behind them to help foster the illusion.
I think the main house portion is about 5”x5”x10”.
Ok Rob, to quote the old saying;
“I upped the ante, so….”