Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Ready and Waiting

Ready and waiting.
Completely "reborn" for a specific purpose--
to provide a place for my father-in-law's small television
in the corner of our kitchen.....
The other shelves will be used to house games 
we frequently play at the table
and music books my wife uses at the keyboard 
which fits snugly beside the shelf unit.
I'm on to another interesting project!
Stay tuned.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Another Life

 This shelving unit is about to live yet ANOTHER "life"!
Most recently relegated to an obscure spot in an outbuilding,
it was brought indoors to be remodeled and used as a TV stand
(small TV in the dining area of our kitchen).
 It needed a little extra height, so my first task
was to fashion legs for it.
Here it stands, complete with a piece of trim above the legs -
barely visible in the photo.
A good sanding and paint job are all that remain
before it is put to use!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Creating Corner Guards

 When we couldn't find corner guards in our local lumber or big box stores
 and the price on the internet ranged between $30-$50,
 we decided to get creative.
I purchased 8' corner pieces of trim,
trimmed them to size,
and set to work (tedious, delicate work) forming caps from a scrap piece of trim I had.
I glued the caps to the top of the guard piece.
 The result was quite fine!
 A savings for sure.