Several years ago I made a simple cherry book rack for a television series I was shooting for the DIY network. This was one that I never finished, but had stowed away in a storage tub. I decided it was certainly worth finishing and giving to my son Blake, who is still in school.
I was breezing through my local craft store the other day when I spotted the parts for a project I have always wanted to make: a battery-powered wall clock made from a smooth slab of a tree trunk. Both were on sale, so, of course, I couldn’t resist.
To begin, I flipped it over and
Not every reclaimed pallet wood project has to be a giant one, as I discovered when I was looking for ways to use up some some scrap pieces. After cutting them into 1.5-inch wide strips, I began playing around with different designs, gluing and tacking the strips to plywood squares
When I spotted this old wooden crate stuck away and nearly forgotten, I decided that I could find a new use for it — and create something unique for our house.
After wiping off the dust, I rubbed on a coat of clear satin Minwax® Wipe-On Poly. It sealed the wood, made minor scuff