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Project by AngieO posted 04-05-2013 04:00 AM 1079 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I shared this in a post yesterday so you can read the full story there. But… the short of it is that my 13 year old daughter decided yesterday that she wanted to make a project. She asked if she could go through my “junk wood” and build something while I finished up the doll bed we had been working on.

Here is what she came up. This was ALL her. I made a couple of cuts on the table saw for her but she designed, measured, glued, clamped, painted… it was her project. She is pretty excited about how it turned out. She said she is giving it to me for Mothers Day. I thought that was sweet.

I like how she decided to add the hardware and the chalkboard piece.

Here are both of the projects together. The bed I posted already. We worked on it together. But the keys box was all her.





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LoganN

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#1 posted 04-05-2013 04:05 AM

Love it! Great job to both of you!

-- Logan www.NewmanSpecials.com

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#2 posted 04-05-2013 04:17 AM

Awesome and even better things ahead.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 04-05-2013 07:24 AM

That is so cool. Congrats to yall

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#4 posted 04-05-2013 07:24 AM

Nicely done Bre…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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JoeinGa

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#5 posted 04-05-2013 12:04 PM

Nice easy choice on “Her own” project. Will be interesting to compare it to something she does in a few years.

And here’s a tip… no matter how much she’ll hate it and wanna trash it in several years (she’ll be calling it ugly and crude), KEEP IT to be able to show her where she started, and how far she’ll have come along.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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scrollsaw

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#6 posted 04-05-2013 12:42 PM

Great job.

-- Todd

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#7 posted 04-05-2013 12:48 PM

She built herself a couple of nice little eye catchers.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 04-05-2013 01:17 PM

What about making a full bedroom set? Great Key holder project.

Another thing Angie and just a suggestion, what about using wood dye such as Transtint instead of paint so that you can see the wood grain, not that the paint doesn’t looks good though as it does.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#9 posted 04-05-2013 01:29 PM

Two Great projects. What a great way to spend time together.
I like her design on the key holder.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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scroller1947

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#10 posted 04-05-2013 02:37 PM

Nice job! Let her imagination run wild Mom…...... pretty darn good for what did you call it?........ “junk wood”...... (by the way, there ain’t no such thing!)

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AngieO

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#11 posted 04-05-2013 04:00 PM

thanks guys. I will share the comments with her.

joein10asee… I won’t let her get rid of it. Right now she is so excited that she made it and she thinks it’s totally awesome. And with this girl I’m sure that by summer she will be making even better things and saying “wow mom, why’d you let me think that was awesome?” LOL

Blackie…. I have no idea what you are talking about. What is transtint? I HATED painting the wood. I think Bre only painted hers because she liked the color.

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Dallas

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#12 posted 04-05-2013 04:18 PM

Angie: Keep that girl close to you, it’s all too soon they lose interest.

Her key holder looks cool as does the doll bed!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Blackie_

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#13 posted 04-05-2013 05:53 PM

Angie here is a link to woodcraft, they sell it, click the link below and there’s a color chart and you can see what it looks like on woods. A single bottle goes a long…... ways, doesn’t take much, I mix mine with water but I think you can mix it with other finishes. You can also mix colors to make more colors and as for as the gray I think would be a white and black mixture.

Transtint

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Mean_Dean

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#14 posted 04-05-2013 10:28 PM

Great looking key holder!

We could be witnessing the birth of the next Charles Greene, Gustav Stickley, or George Nakashima!

-- Dean

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#15 posted 04-05-2013 10:32 PM

Well done keep up the good work Bre

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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