|Project by AngieO||posted 08-25-2012 05:31 PM||1351 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
These are just a few of the small things I’ve been doing in my “workshop”... AKA… my yard. :)
About two months ago we had a bad storm and it knocked some huge limbs out of our tree and it pulled the weather vein from the house. We had some scrap lumber left from the repair but my DH just threw it in the back yard. It’s been sitting outside since then. It was dirty and the guys had hacked on it with a circular saw and painted some primer on it. It was kinda nasty looking but I got a new ROS so I decided to see if I could salvage it. I used some of that wood to make this frame. My mom made the quilt block out of some Stampin Up fabric (which is my other hobby). The bottom right hand corner had some “junk” on it that I couldn’t get off. Also you’ll notice that on the left hand side there is a lighter spot. I didn’t notice until today. It must have been where I was holding the frame.
These two small frames are from a pallet. I had dismantled the pallet before I got most of my tools and had taken one piece up to my friends house where I found out it was oak. I had one plank that was maybe 14” long. Now i can’t find the rest. I made these two small frames from the piece I had. I had just used the table saw so it wasn’t completely square. Now I need to find the rest of the board. This stuff cleaned up really nice. These will hang in my sons room. One with his name framed. I used polyacrylic on the one that’s rounded just because I loved the way the wood looked. I had sanded it with 60-100-150 and then the final sand by hand with 320. Between each sand I wet the wood down to raise the grain. It turned out great. The polyacrylic turned out great.
This box was also from another pallet. I took the board and tested my new router sled with it to plane it down. Turned out ok. Still love that it came from a dirty pallet that my husband said was junk and not good for anything. :)
I’ve never really enjoyed the process of finishing. But I really took my time on these frames and enjoyed how they turned out. I need to get me some painters triangles so that I can lay things out without having to hold them.