Take your shoes off and stay a while!

This bench in our entryway has seen a number of different finishes, but I really like this latest look.  It’s a little distressed, a little rustic, and a great match for the rest of our home’s color pallet.

“First door on the right!”

Giving guests directions to the washroom is now much easier.  Although, in our small ranch style home, it was never difficult to begin with!  We still enjoy this nice accent in the hallway.

Boat Paddle Welcome Sign

  This was an idea found on Pinterest, built with materials we had on hand, and tweaked to fit our style!

Hello again!

This is our doubly up-cycled sign!  Last summer we made a “hello” sign by cutting the word out on the band saw and painting it white.  It was simple, fun and inviting.  Then one day the wind blew too hard and the sign fell and was dashed to pieces.  I repaired it as best I…

Puzzles

I recently purchased a book of puzzles to build.  These two were my first built from the plans within.  Making puzzles is definitely a good way to practice precision, accuracy, and consistency in the shop.  

Pizza Peel

We love pizza!  Making it at home is even better!  So I made this pizza peel that works as a cutting/serving board as well.  Finished with a food safe mix of mineral oil and beeswax, it makes getting hot pies out of the oven safer, easier, and fun(er?)!

Boxes For Christmas

I made a couple boxes for Christmas gifts this year.  Here they are! This watch box features a glass lid for displaying a man’s fancy watches, as well as a special place underneath for keeping rings and other small valuables.  I made it with oak (stained dark) and maple. This jewelry box was made specifically…

Potting bench

So we’ve been busy enjoying our new house, and haven’t been doing a lot of furniture painting this summer. However, Matt did build me a potting bench out of reclaimed wood, complete with a custom hand painted sign. 🙂

I thought I would make a box for my dad, to keep his old combat knife in.  I miscalculated the interior dimensions though, so needed to make a second one of the proper size.  Not a terrible mistake though, as the other box holds other small items and looks just as nice as the gift…

End table

This adorable little end table had the solid maple top refinished in an espresso stain, and the base painted with Folk Art oatmeal chalk paint. Lightly distressed, waxed, and viola!

Table/desk

Painted with Aspire genuine and sealed with final finish.