|Project by AbranV||posted 08-10-2011 04:20 AM||2195 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
This was my first “home” project. I had been in the furniture biz for many years doing everything from warehouse work, to repairs, to management. With this project I was finally able to actually build something for my home.
My wife is an avid knitter, crocheter, and seamstress. I decided to make her a little cabinet for her needles and hooks for Christmas, and this is what I came up with…....The knitting needle holder is made from a combination of MDF, hard board, a thin painting canvas, and Bondo. I designed it to be able to pull forward to remove the needles for easier access. I also created the small “box” for her crochet hooks to be stored out of hard board and Bondo(I have a small love affair with Bondo). Next I made a space for her blanket needles to be hung with a little door to keep them stored, accented in her favorite pattern. I then finished the inside off with a small shelf for the little odds and ends. The front/body of the cabinet was FUNmade from construction grade pine, primed, painted and sealed. The doors have plexi windows protecting the design that she loves so much.
Here is the FUN part of my little gift….....................it was ALL built with a B&D rotary tool, Ryobi 18v sander, and a Ryobi 18v circular saw(both of which would not hold a charge).....................and not a single clamp!
The back story on this is that I have the experience, have the space, but at the time I had hardly ANY tools, so I made it work with what I had…....
Any and all opinions on my first piece would be appreciated!
-- I'd rather be making sawdust.....