|Project by AngieO||posted 09-03-2013 02:40 AM||2311 views||1 time favorited||20 comments|
It’s been a crazy busy day. Finished up several projects that I had been working on lately. Trying to make more room in my shop
To start… I had a friend that had this old hutch that belonged to her grandmother. The floor of the hutch had rotted out in a basement flood. So she asked me to replace it. Pretty simple. Just cut some plywood (her choice of material) to fit and put it in. Well… it wasn’t as easy getting the old nails out and not as easy to get the dang piece put in there once I got it cut. The rails for the drawers were in the way. I took the table/counter top off, turned it upside down and went in from the bottom. She was thrilled!
Next project… this was a LOOOONNNNGGGG time coming. FINALLY finished a cross cut sled. It’s nothing pretty. But it does the job. This is actually made from materials I had that I tried to make one for my old table saw. That is why it is so small. But I needed it for my next project. So I finished it up.
I’ll post pics of the other projects separately.
But finally… Here is the stool….. I made this step stool for my mom. She just recently got a new bed. The mattress and box spring are so high that she has to climb into bed. So I made her this stool to help her get in the bed.
I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I made it out of some shelves that I bought at the ReStore. $10 for 3 – 6’ boards and 6 – 3’ boards. I used two of the small boards. They were plywood and already painted white. So that is why this project got painted. (Too much paint today. UGH!)
The boards were 12” wide. LOVED LOVED LOVED using my new sliding compound miter saw on this. It made it a breeze. Of course… I don’t know about the curves on the bottom Or the cut out at the bottom at all. LOL. It was a little tricky without the proper equipment. Next time I’ll made a template and use a flush trim bit in the router to get a better cut. BUT… I’m still happy with it. And unless you really look… you can’t tell how horrible the curve really is. LOL
I have a few other things I did today. I’ll be posting them separately. :)