|Project by MsDebbieP||posted 2193 days ago||1160 views||1 time favorited||20 comments|
Inspired by MrRock’s candleholder I thought that something similar would make a nice gift for my daughter.
My first thought was to mix some pine with some walnut to make a contrasting wood creation but as I searched through my pieces of wood I came up with another plan.
Using the tongue and groove pine board pieces (they are about a foot in length) that Rick saved from the garbage and brought home from his work, I decided to be creative with the single type of wood.
I selected 3 pieces of pine and cut them to the same length on the mitre saw.
I then used a hole-cutting thingy on the drill press to make three holes for candleholders in one of the sections of wood.
Since the wood has a finish on the top I thought that simply gluing the pieces together wouldn’t work so i decided to put dowels through the pieces and glue them in place as well as the wood itself.
I then cut two small end pieces out of the same wood and glued them to the sides.
The “tongues” on all the pieces are facing forward, which looks pretty cool. I am going to send it to work with Rick tomorrow to have it sprayed again (The end pieces have a cut edge on the top and need “something”). If they aren’t spraying any furniture tomorrow then I will have to use a backup plan (yet to be determined).
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)