|Project by Eddy76||posted 12-24-2012 08:14 AM||1900 views||7 times favorited||21 comments|
It was decided this year that the grandparents, the kids, and grand kids were to all make one homemade gift and not know who was going to open it. My oldest daughter told me what she wanted to make and drew a sketch and said she definitely wanted a metal frame. Fine with me because metal work is my trade and wood is a new hobby so I knew we could both learn some new things. She did most of the cutting and welding. After tacking the frame together, she used JB Weld to fill in all the cracks and low spots then sanded it smooth. We primed and painted it black, then gave it a dusting of brown (both hammered finish paint) let it dry for a couple hours and then rubbed it down with fine steel wool. It gives the metal a beautiful old look, kind of like a tarnished bronze. We used the 1/4” cedar closet liner from Lowe’s for the lumber. She did most of the sawing on that too except for the table saw work. I love involving my kids with my hobbies and I am very proud of her for her patience and dedication.