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  • Headboard

    Built a king size headboard for some friends. Used primed pine for the face frame, thin (5 mm) plywood to fill in the 5 panels and for the back, 3/4" trim mould in the panels, 2"x4"s for the legs and frame, and 3 5/8" crown mould. Here's some pics...











  • Sanding Tote

    With Steve's recent video regarding sanding and sandpaper, I thought I would share a couple of pics of a sanding tote that I made from scrap plywood and hardboard (for the bottom). I use it to dispense sandpaper - I buy Porter Cable sandpaper rolls (they are 10 yards long and approx. 4.5 inches wide (115 mm). I attached a short piece of hacksaw blade to the lid to cut the sandpaper to lengths needed. Also, the tote provides handy storage for spare sandpaper rolls, sanding blocks and dowels, etc. I saw something similar on the Woodsmith Shop a while back and used theirs as the inspiration piece.
  • Plant Stand (Indoor)

    As Christmas Cactus plant grew in size, needed larger container and plant stand. Made stand from pine and plywood left over from other projects. Finished with cherry stain.
  • Re: Playing with ink transfer to wood

    Here is the best method that i have found for transferring art work to wood.
    Here's the link:


    If you don't want a sharp image, but one that is more "weathered" looking, I think Steve Ramsey's method is very good. Here's the link:


    I hope this is helpful.
    Best Regards,
    Rethoo
  • Crates from pallet wood and plywood.



    Followed Steve's plan for building crates. Used plywood for the handle sides and ripped pallet wood down to 3 1/2 " strips for the rest. Stained wood with "driftwood" hue and added old fruit company ads. Only had enough pallet wood to build 2 ... pallet wood was "rough" (cupped, bowed, etc), but I am pleased with the results.