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.
Anytime I see a stack of old shipping crates, or even just one, my mind starts thinking about possible ways to re-purpose them while still maintaining their vintage look.
I typically start by making sure the nails are snug, the metal won’t snag anything, and the wood and lettering
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