|Project by Levelonlevel||posted 04-09-2013 05:25 AM||1281 views||7 times favorited||9 comments|
I am into re-purposing old things. I incorporated two antique Stanley levels into a hallway display shelf and coat rack. The hooks are the real thing and came from a 1920’s school. The lumber is new and the stain was matched to the cherry color of the levels. The piece lends a nautical motif to our entry area that is adorned with a large wooden pelican and pictures of the coast and seascapes. The round level vial covers lend themselves to a nautical theme sort of resembling portholes on a ship. The levels are held in place with friction and can be removed to retain their collectible value. We change out the displays with the seasons. It is quite handy to have a place to hang coats in the winter.
-- A craftsman is not judged by the tools they have, but rather by what they can do with what they have..