|Project by KnickKnack||posted 04-23-2012 02:08 PM||2277 views||9 times favorited||8 comments|
Your eyes do not deceive you – it’s a gibbet!
This has been on my personal “to do” list for a very very long time. I rewarded myself for doing some of the projects that I was supposed to do – kitchen shelving and a door (maybe I’ll post later) – with something, which, let’s face it, no-one in their right mind would make.
But it was on the list, and I wanted to see if the idea flew.
It flies! Well, I think it does.
Throughout the build the wife would pop her head around the corner and utter adjectives beginning with the letter “G” such as ”grim” and ”gruesome”. In the end, once it was installed, her verdict changed somewhat to ”it’s actually quite stylish, isn’t it”!
Speaking of installation it’s seen here in a room the builders have just finished fixing – they were stables with a decrepit roof (you can see the feeding trough, which we’ve left in, by the cats in picture 2), but now it’s a nice room with a flat floor, insulated non-leaking roof, door and windows – it was supposed to be my workshop, but conventional wisdom now seems to be that it’s “too nice” to be a workshop – I guess I’ll be staying in my cupboard for a while longer. Sigh.
I allowed myself some (extra) frippery with the faux brackets – they’re made of Jatoba with small ash pins which were supposed to look a bit like bolts. They’re non-structural – it’s held together with biscuits and fat dowels.
Pine. Just shy of 2m high. Currently unfinished, and it may stay that way, or it may get a coat of oil – I’m not sure yet.
I dare you to favo(u)rite this item and build one yourself!
Comments, puns, thoughts, prayers for my obvious sickness – all are welcome.
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