Monday, September 16, 2019

Roll Around Cart

Our new home does not have enough counter space for our microwave so my wife and I discussed the idea of some kind of cart that we could set the microwave on and have some storage for large items below.
On one of our visit to IKEA we saw a cart very similar style we were looking for. After some designing with my cad software I was able to come up with this.
Table top is 20 x 23 inches. The total height is 34" (including the wheels). All components are made of pine. Paint is latex and the top is finished with polyurethane.



Thursday, March 14, 2019

Replacement Doors

Just replaced a pair of sliding mirrored doors that was on my coat closet as I enter my home. This simple design and layout made a huge difference. Each door is 24" wide. Framed in to a recessed closet. These are made of simple construction and materials. Used dowels for connecting the side rails and recessed 1/2" plywood on back side. Added new rollers and guide track at top. As a guide on floor I made a simple U-shape block to guide the lower area. Added simple gate style handles.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Holiday Bazaar 2018

In June of 2018 my wife and I had moved to the Pacific Northwest to be closer to my son and his family. Since we have moved, I have been wanting to look for a venue to possibly sell my wears. In the community that my wife and I had just moved into was planing a Holiday Bazaar. We thought this would just what we needed. So in August I began carving. At opening of the show I have had roughly 60 carving ready to go. Besides the carvings I made some other primitive type projects to sell such as lanterns, re-claimed wood chrismas trees. Also, my wife had made 6 Christmas stockings. Just like what she had as a child.
The results of the show was not good as years past, but we were glad to just have the exposure. In our hometown in Indiana, we still had a great following who was kind enough to purchase too. At this show we maybe have sold around 8 carvings but our hometown friends had purchase around 21 pieces. So we were absolutely excited with the end results.




Sunday, May 27, 2018

Token of Appreciation

Our great friend Mary K had shared her home with Karen and I after we had sold our home last fall and making plans to move to new home in Mount Vernon, Wa. As a token of our appreciation for Mary K,  I made her this tobacco stick candle display.



Saturday, April 21, 2018

Last Indiana Project

I think this will be my last project to make while I'm still in Indiana. Mary K who is allowing my wife and I to live here before we move to Seattle to live closer to our grandkids.
This door was requested to be made to separate two rooms in back end of home. I made this out of construction lumber. Each side has it's own color scheme.

Closed

Back Side 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Pie Safe Storage Cabinet

A friend of mine who asked me to build them an TV stand several years ago ask me if I could make them a cabinet that they could use to store some can goods in. Basically work as a pantry. Not wanting to invest much money in this project I we decided to use pine. The overall size is 48" wide x 44" tall x 16" deep. Assembled with glue and pocket screws. Plans are to stain with Minwax Walnut with semigloss polyurethane. The finish and installing three shelves will be the next step.

More updated pictures to follow.....







Thursday, March 1, 2018

Shutters for Rent..

Since my wife and I have sold our house to prepare ourself for our move to live closer with our grand kids. In the meantime we rented a house from a good friend of ours. Since she knew I dabbled with woodworking we worked out a deal that is I would make some indoor window shutters for the house she would deduct part of the rent cost. :) So here is what I made.
She had 7 windows in three rooms that she wanted these to be installed in. Each panel is made out of pine. Used a primer to hide the knots and finished with a flat white eggshell color. The hinges are 2" non-mortise style. All shutters fold back against the woodwork, except the middle panels that are adjacent to the next window.