|Project by spunwood||posted 01-31-2011 04:23 AM||2624 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
We needed a place to store our children. We just let them pretend it was a boat. It mainly was just that in our living room until I put the final coat on tonight. The milk paint (Real Milk Paint) reacted a bit funny tonight with some brown streaks and crackling. The first coat didn’t do that. I had a coat of shellac and two coats of paint. Maybe because the paint sat for a few days it did this?
This had a few firsts: my first face frame (pallet poplar from a sheet metal place I discovered); also “molding”. I was inspired by a video I saw on this sight to by some dowels and use the tablesaw to do some beading; and I did my first toekick.
Mitered face frames and beads were a bit tricky and they did not come out perfect. Nor did the lap joints do just right…and so on, but this was a quick project which was very encouraging. I am beginning to feel some real proficiency in planning and constructing.
Stephanie designed the structure. I planned it and added the funny shapped cubby front on the bottom because she requested a way of sweeping out the dust.
Finally, I put a top on the cubbies which is featured in the last picture. What is that thing called? Either way, you can see the spalting from the pallet wood there. I hand cut them with a coping saw and smoothed them with a sander on my drill press and by hand.
-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν