|Project by PhiltheLuthier||posted 12-18-2012 04:22 PM||2346 views||8 times favorited||5 comments|
So yesterday around 1pm my mother-in-law called to say we’ll be having Christmas dinner the next day (today!). We drew names to see who gives who a present and this year I got my mother-in-law. Sweet as she is she kept telling me she doesn’t want anything for Christmas, which makes it really hard to get a gift. Every year we give all our family a calendar with pictures of the children from the corresponding month of the previous year, so I figured I should make her a calendar frame! So it just happened that my wife an I were returning from purchasing wood for this very project when we got the call. So, 2pm to 5pm work, work, work. pick up the kids, then 7-9ish work with one of them sleeping and the other screaming “DADDY!!! I WAN’T DADDY!!!!” and wrapped it up this morning.
In the design stage my wife said I should put a shelf and key holders, so we threw those in. The frame is plantation teak that was on sale, total of about $9, it was poorly milled so they wanted to get rid of it. 1/4” Baltic birch backing board from my left-overs, and I went out to buy some hook, then found I already had a bunch! Oh well, more for another project! The finish is nothing, hey it’s teak, it’s oily enough as it is!!
I’m really glad that I recently bought a planner and jointer because they sure made fixing up the wood fast! Normally I’d have expected this sort of project to take about 3 days using hand tools!
Thanks for looking!