Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I have been at the power tools again

Yes I just can't resist them. Though I had to use our sander and it is really pathetic compared to Aaron's Dad's one. But I got there. I made a coat rack. I used the front of an old Rimu draw that had been smashed up and given to use by Aaron's Dad. (Bit of a waste of Rimu but as the rest of our stuff is Rimu it seemed appropriate).
A set of old EPNS spoons and forks that Anna gave me ages ago when moving to Cromwell. I used the same method as before. Sanding it all, smoothing the corners and then just oiling the wood.

I even polished the cutlery before putting it on (whilst thinking that really I should be polishing my own silver that we actually use.)

I do not think it as professional as the drawer I made but it is ok and makes me laugh. The boys thought it was really cool and Aaron was OK with it. So it does the job of picking up all the swimming bags etc off the laundry floor. They were bugging me so much that I just had to do something about it. At some stage we will get proper shelving in their but at the moment while it is all still unplastered etc this works.
Obviously working with builders etc is starting to rub off on me! Who would have thought!!!!


  1. Once I learn how to use the power tools, then maybe I can make works of art like this. It is a very creative idea! Maybe I’ll put one in the kitchen and make it as an apron rack. It'll look nicer there, I think.

    Alphonse Daigle


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