Whether you are planning to make a hand crafted birthday or Christmas gift, there is no better feeling than seeing our loved ones and friends unwrap something that was made by you with loving care.
Depending on your budget and available time, a gift might be anything from a simple candle holder to a nice piece of furniture.
But some of these projects won't cost you anything if you look through your wood cutoff bin and put your creative juices to work.
Recently, my neighbor completely gutted his kitchen for a complete renovation. This included flooring, cabinets, counter tops and lighting. Not one to pass up an opportunity, I asked him what he had planned to do with his cabinet doors and within a few minutes I was carrying back a stash of cabinet doors to my workshop. I had seen some cabinet door re-purposing projects on the net and thought I would give it a shot. Find below 3 coat rack projects that I completed in a weekend using wood cut-offs and some hooks I had laying around.
This project was the simplest one I made in just an hour or so. I added a crown molding to the top, which consisted of 2 moldings that I made from maple cut-offs that I simply glued together. I then attached the crown molding to the top with counter-sunk 1-1/2 inch screws from the top and hid the screw holes with maple wood plugs. I then attached 3 fancy hooks I had in my hardware bin. The end result looked quite elegant.
First developed several centuries ago, mantel clocks always held a prized location in homes. Whether sitting on a shelf or mantel, there was always a certain elegance to owning one. Even in today's market where everyone is walking around with a watch or mobile phone, a traditional mantel clock located in a special spot in our homes reminds us of the old time pieces that were so prevalent in years gone by. Mantel clocks come in many designs and materials. There is a wide spectrum of styles, sizes, colors and features.