Today I finally hung up some shelves that I made before Christmas. I should have cut the holes bigger for the planters to hang through, but it was a good first effort. This is the plan I worked off, which I kind of don’t want to show you because it emphasizes what an amateur I am…oh well! Fun project, and it was a great learning experience.
My girl Sam is moving into a new apartment, so I decided to make her a little housewarming gift. I think it turned out OK, although it would be nice if the wood was longer. (It was scrap from another project.) I roughly followed these instructions, although I used leftover stain from my necklace cabinet, which is why the color may be familiar. All in all a fun little project that (no offense, Sam!!) cost very little.
Last week I finished my intro woodworking class at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn, and here is the finished product. On the whole, it turned out well, although it’s obviously the work of an amateur. In the interest of keeping it real, I’ve appended pictures of both my best and worst joints. As you can see, they ranged from what my instructor called “some real craftsman shit” to, well, just shit.
Next up is a class on joints, so hopefully I’ll get better!
Finished making this and took a break from high-fiving myself to post pics!
As has been well-documented on this here Tumblr, I’m getting into woodworking. Why is a 30something Brooklyn litigator sawing, nailing and staining lumber in her apartment on the weekends? I don’t know, but I bet my neighbors are super happy about it.
Anyway, I decided to make a necklace cabinet based on these plans I found on Ana White’s website. I changed the stain because her process was a little more advanced than I wanted to try, which is why this is sort of a light blueish tint. Looks pretty boss in person but photographs poorly. As I am discovering with all my projects, it took a lot longer than I anticipated, but I’m really happy with how it turned out. Fingers crossed the cats don’t yank it down!
It’s Woodworking Class night again! Excited to get a little down and dirty. Thought I’d throw this video up, which introduces my lovely teacher Tim and the class. Super special bonus: the sweet outro music.
In just five short weeks I will be able to…be less awful with my DIY projects.