Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Take a Seat

Inspired by another blogger (can't remember who), I fashioned a seat for this piece of lawn furniture out of free deck boards.  I'll probably stain them with some deck stain - maybe the opaque green we used on Potting Bench II...

Monday, May 27, 2013


 and a new top created...

Friday, May 24, 2013


 We bought THIS piece (above) at a thrift store yesterday.
 I'm "juggling" its repair and rennovation
 with the completing of Potting Bench III.
Progress reports to follow.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Potting Bench III

 I'm using primarily deck board that I found discarded curbside
for this, my third potting bench/table.
 Using 3 scrap pieces of wood with gentle curves as a base,
 I'm adding a top shelf.
Another scrap piece with a curve that almost matches the curve of the shelf braces
 is an ornamental touch to the front legs.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Progress on the WorkBench/Table

 I removed the top of the 8' work table
and decided to turn it upside down
(the underside had fewer "problems").
After squaring up the base, 
I applied the first coat of paint - an Oops Paint - pale grey.
 After quite a bit of sanding, I applied a stain
to the table's top - "Brazil Nut" .
I think it will be a great color contrast to the painted legs.
Above - table with first coat of polyurethane on top.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Finished & Beginning & Waiting

 Finished (above)
Beginning (below)
and Waiting (below)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Color It Green

We went to the hardware store and checked out the "Oops!" paint.
We found this color of solid wood stain 
and decided that for $10/gallon, we would be fine with it!
(Notice the trim pieces that I applied to the front of both front legs.
My wife thinks "it makes" the potting bench.)
I'll add a second coat after the appropriate wait time.

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Composer

 I, Mr. Working Wonder's wife, call him The Composer!
Basically, that's what he's doing - using pieces of wood/lumber that he has laying around to "compose" a potting bench. 
It will be one-of-a-kind.  And I'm going to like it!
So far, not a dime has been spent on this!
That's the BEST part, he says.
 Saturday update:  Primed.
Ready for paint selection!