Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bug Box

My grandson loves looking at and learning about bugs.  The last time we were together I told him I would make him a bug cage.  I had not remembered until he came for Easter.  He reminded me that the next time I saw him I would have a bug cage.  Part of Saturday we made this bug cage.  I used some scrap wood I had.  Got some aluminum screen from the hardware store.  This was scrap they just gave me.  I stapled the screen to some plywood.  I covered the staples with small pieced of wood.  Made a circular door and fixed a square piece of thin plywood that hinges on a screw.  Then I took an old scrap strap that I took off the old high chair we found on our trip south and used it for the handle.  I forgot to take a picture so I had my daughter send me one after they returned home.  I noticed my grandson has written on it already.  He helped me do the hammering of the nails.  Not bad for a five year old.

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Little Modification....

I painted the top of this table a few months ago.  We moved it into our dining room while I was repairing a drop leaf table.  THIS table was quite large for our space.  When it came time to move it out, my wife suggested taking it apart and making a desk (or half-table) out of it.
This is the result.  I used the set of legs from the center of the original table in the back of this "half-table".  It serves our purposes well!  I may make a second "desk", paint a chair white, and see if we can sell the pair at a garage sale in a few weeks.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Look What Came in from the Rain!

I found this on a curbside today.
Warped & wet from the rain, it needs some work,
but it's a good, sturdy chest of drawers.
 The pulls are quite large & would have been worth stopping for (if nothing else)!
 It's not real clear, but there is an eagle in the center of the pull with 3 stars over it.
Watch for the finished project!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Finishing Touches

Yes!  I think this will work just fine.