A couple weeks ago I used Google SketchUp to layout what I wanted to do for the toy box I wanted to make for David. Saturday morning we made a quick trip to Lowes to purchase materials and decided to give it a shot. What do you know, it's Sunday evening and the box is … Continue reading Toy box
My next non-computer project is to design and build a toybox for David. I've put off actually thinking about the plans because I didn't feel like finding graph paper and a pencil, and I hadn't really looked for software to assist in the design. But this afternoon was going a little slow and I ran … Continue reading Google SketchUp
I did some yardwork this morning and made a little platform for the newly completed garden utility box to sit on - level even. Here is it, painted and in its final resting place. Some paint touch-ups are needed for areas not touched during the initial paint spraying. I like it, and Ana has starting … Continue reading Yard work
Tonight I pretty much finished the storage box for the garden I mentioned earlier this week. I've been able to work on it for a couple of hours every night this week after David has gone to bed, so quite a bit of progress was made. All that's left is to find a suitable latch … Continue reading Garden Storage Box
Today turned out to be a pretty busy day. I made a quick trip to Lowes to get a pair of 12' pieces of crown molding to finally finish off David's room. It has taken entirely too long to get it completed, but I can't exactly be in there with a nailgun while he's sleeping. … Continue reading Busy Saturday
Here's this weekend's project, the white thing above the window... more photos available. I also put Ana's shelves up, but we decided to put them in the office to match the new window feature.
This weekend I used my new saw for something a bit more delicate than the workbench. Decorative shelves for Ana's sewing room! So they wouldn't look too crappy, I also had to buy a router this weekend (the non-electronic kind, who would have thought...). I've never used one before but it turned out quite fine. … Continue reading First Project
More photos available... I really like how it turned out.
Ana gave me a compound miter saw for Christmas, so I can now attempt a few projects around the house like crown molding. I've never really been very good at building things, but I suspect that's mostly because I: 1) just don't try to often and 2) never have the appropriate tools. So, needless to say, … Continue reading Project