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Almost There- Display/Message Center

Wood Project
Wood Project-DIY

Whew! I am singing praises, thank you Jesus,  this morning.  I have finally finished construction on this unique, what I am calling a, “display/message center.”  The next step is to paint it.  I am divided between wanting to do a chalkboard paint application, but as I’ve read other posts, I am wary of having to do any waxing.  The other option is to just paint it with some latex paint and seal it.  I already have a gloss latex paint in a color that I like.  Decisions, decisions.

I started out with a footstool that someone sat on and broke.  Then I thought this wood is too good to throw out, so I deconstructed it and added two old wood displays I had in the basement… I could do something with these.  So I got out my tools:  a jigsaw, a small drill for holes, and a big drill for cutting big wood pieces, a sander, hammer and misc screws and glues and got to work.  I had to add other wood for stability.   I also had to add a fourth piece, another old footstool, to get the unit up off the floor.  It is now about 6 feet high.  You might think I got carried away, and you’d be right!

Unfortunately, the very top and bottom of the picture above was cut off during import.  I hope I can get the whole thing in when you see the finished product in my next post,  I need to move on from this project as I have more ideas swirling around in my head.

Back to DIY-Storage

Finally I can get back to my storage/display/wall dividre/woodworking project.  I was hoping to be further along;  instead I entertained family members over the weekend.  We had a great time.  We talked about everything under the sun.  We had a movie marathan, I baked four (4) zucchini breads (the zucchini was donated and I had to do something with all that zucchini), and cleaned the house.  Lastly, when everyone was gone, I took one day off and did absolutely nothing.


One family member had mistakenly pulled down my makeshift ceiling light and today I updated it and put it back up.  With whatever items I had around the house, I made the light using a light kit, a plastic clothes hanger, and an acrylic tube covered with a piece of window privacy covering.

If nothing else happens I will work on my project today!


Working with Wood

I always have a lot of misc. wood pieces around and I am thinking of a project.  (It seems a waste not to do something with it.)  So by the grace of God and a little inspiration.  I will see what I can do with these three pieces.  It looks like it could be some kind of display for small items, or perhaps a room divider.  Come back to see the finished project.

The goal is to marry these three pieces to produce a usable product.