April 18, 2015

What videos did I watch this week? #17 (4-18-15 )

In this series of posts I will be sharing with you my favorite videos that I watched this week.  Do you have a video that you would like featured here?  Leave a comment below and let me know about it!


























April 11, 2015

Building a quick and easy kid chair out of scraps left over from past projects.

So I've had these 2 sides to the first try at a park bench with a reclined seat that I made a few months ago (link here).  They have been sitting by the door to my shop and just generally getting in my way.


I had a bunch of off cut 2x6's leftover from making the legs for the bunk bed so I figured that I would add them to the sides and make a small chair.
  

I took four of the pieces and cut them down to 17 inches.


It's always good to have help.


I like to mark the ends of the boards so that I know where to pre-drill.





I put scrap pieces of 1 1/2" thick stock as spacers.



Here it is with the back slats attached.


Here are the seat slats marked and pre-drilled


I squared it up and put in 2 screws diagonally across from each to lock in the position.


More scrap as spacers.



Here is the finished chair.  It's a little low to the ground and the back should be reclined more but it will work fine as a kid's chair.  I can fit in it but just barely....


What videos did I watch this week? #16 (4-11-15 )

In this series of posts I will be sharing with you my favorite videos that I watched this week.  Do you have a video that you would like featured here?  Leave a comment below and let me know about it!


How to make a vinyl decal


The Woodpecker Ep 79 - My Mitre Station Part 1


✔ DiResta Case O' Beer Box


A Vertical Garden Made from DIY Stackable Planters


EWDG - HANNAH & GRACE WINE BOTTLES


How to make a Four-in-a-Row game (Connect Four™)


✔ DiResta Tip 6



April 4, 2015

What videos did I watch this week? #16 (4-4-15 )

In this series of posts I will be sharing with you my favorite videos that I watched this week.  Do you have a video that you would like featured here?  Leave a comment below and let me know about it!

Project update - staining and finishing the Leopold bench


The Woodpecker Ep 78 - Shop Shelves


DIY Door Shelving Unit


Handcrafted box with classy protruding joinery


Mounting an Old Baseball Card on Wood


Make A Bunk Bed - 180


CABIN UPDATE. Dick Proenneke Style spoon and Antique Waffle iron.


Ⓕ Make A Pine & 2x4 Easter Basket (ep47) 

April 1, 2015

Loft / bunk bed progress report #1

I didn't get as much time to work on this project last weekend as I had hoped to.  I was able to make it down to Lowes and pick up 9 2x6x8's and 6 2x4x8's.  I had to dig through almost 70 boards to get 15 that were reasonably straight.  That's pretty normal for the big box stores.


I own a 2005 Scion xB and can fit 8' boards comfortably if I put down all the seats and lay the boards diagonally.


I bought these boards to make the 3 end leg/ladder/support pieces.


My plan is to get these built first and then to cut all the longer bed frame pieces.  That way I can carry the assembled end pieces upstairs to the bedroom and then attach them together in place.


I cut 6 of the 2x6's down to 72" for the legs and the other 3 down to 6 - 44" lengths.  I cut 5 of the 2x4's down to 10 - 44" lengths as well.


Easter is this weekend and I am going to be pretty busy doing family stuff so my main goal is to get all the dadoes cut into the legs for the horizontal cross pieces to fit into.  If I have enough time then I may try to assemble them as well.

Look for another update next week!