|Project by DaleM||posted 07-24-2011 08:47 AM||1869 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
The first two projects pictured here were donated for a raffle. My daughter’s dance teacher does a fundraiser raffle for her students that are graduating high school and continuing on to college. She requested donations for her raffle. You can bid for whichever item you want to win. I don’t know how well my items did compared to the other items, but I know they got a lot of bids. The curling iron and hair dryer holder is made of butternut and finished with poly, then sanded and buffed with paste wax. I was going to add molding to the top and turn a finial, but decided to go simple with the scrolled heart at the top. The folding heart shaped basket is made of red oak and finished with boiled linseed oil and the base is southern yellow pine, also with boiled linseed oil. I added a few pics of some curtain rods and curtain rod holders that I just made for my son’s room. I used a pine 2×10 that was too cupped to use for much of anything else and turned the curtain rods and made the brackets out of the same thing. I used a piece of cherry from my firewood pile for the endcaps. I finished with tung oil finish, then paste wax.
-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY