|Project by Echofive||posted 06-05-2011 01:47 PM||5335 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This was for my ex’s 5 year old daughter. I wanted to make it out of maple, but was concerned it might be too heavy for momma to remove. So I settled on Aspen, which I have a lot of but had never worked with. It’s very light, but the fibers are still tight enough be durable… at least enough for this project. It’s fastened with Kreg Jig pocketholes. The hooks on the bottom are Bunkbed ladder hooks from Rockler. They have a nice protective coating on them, but I wish there was one more screw hole close to the neck of the hook. Construction took about 2 hours, and finishing took 2 more days. I wanted it very smooth. It turned out great. Boosted my confidence, even though it was such a simple project.
-- Chip, Virginia