|Project by Chris Peroni||posted 02-16-2013 10:01 PM||2328 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Another catch-up post of a older project.
My wife often asks for props to use in her photography, such as this lemonade stand. She provided a pic and a link of one from somewherez on ‘da iNTerWebZ and I went to work using the pics for reference. I noticed after making it there were instructions included- ah well- my choices in building were pretty much the same as suggested, and the finished result is good and sturdy. I decided my own measurements and used some furniture in the house as examples to give my wife an idea of the size I was thinking of building. She agreed and I made the base. Then showed it to her and… she wanted it shorter and not as long. sigh
So I tore it apart, cut everything down and rebuilt it.
Materials are knotty pine boards, 2.x4’s and 1×1’s for the frame and signposts, and pressboard for the sign. SWMBO wanted the quote-unquote antique look… which to me means “great! I can mess up the finish as much as I feel like!” LOL. She also wanted it to have a bit of a look as if it was made by kids- the boards spaced a little unevenly, oversized nails used- all that stuff is actually intentional, I swear :)!
(btw- photographers love the antiqued wood look as much as we love nicely finished and polished work. Not sure why they dig beat up wood so much. It’s cool and all but I wish my wife could get as jazzed about a nice smooth burl as me.)
It’s built so the sign can be swapped out, and the signposts can be removed for storage or to change their height.
Sorry about the first pic being blurry. The file size of pics my wife takes are quite big so her pics can’t be uploaded here; this pic is a quick copy of a thumbnail so it is blurry from being resized.
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