|Project by Uncltodd||posted 01-31-2014 01:16 AM||1304 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
Second try on this, Site fought me on posting pic, fixed.
My First Crude Project
Disabled 5 years ago, going insane because I have not been unproductive in 50 years, decided to prove to myself that I could still create something original with my hands.
Sabre saw, cordless screwdriver, 1X6 roughsawn cedar, basically. I can stand, walk with support, stand back and laugh.
We have an attached garage with a breezeway 56” wide, under roof, between. Wasted space.
I decided to build a modest, decorative drop-down (lift-up?) potting bench just to make a point.
My vision is shot, thank you diabetes, all tools have to be used one-handed. But I love roughsawn cedar!
Bench is 45”W by about 21” deep. Frame edging is ripped cedar, hinges are door hinges, did not know they were so sloppy used horizontally! Made them work, legs fold up on top of themselves underneath. Bench protrudes 3” from the wall folded.
Decorative backsplash used two 12” hand-made ceramic tiles from Sausalito, Ca from 1976. Yeah, I kept them all this time. Works well when I use the little tabletop grill, fits flush with the bench extended.
Drilling holes in brick is a PITA, but I only had a few to punch, and things to sit on while I pushed. (no hammer drill) Lead anchors and stainless screws seem to work well for everything here.
A quick coat of water seal before final assembly, should “gray-out” nicely here in the shade. Hoses off well, also.
My spring projects include modular wall-hung and free-standing roughsawn cedar planters, designed to fit standard 1-gallon plastic pots. Same crude work, same stainless screws, same basic tools.
Doing nothing hurts worse than doing… even simple things. :-)
-- The young mouse thinks he can bite the lion's tail because the lion is old.