Thursday, September 16, 2010

Summer Island Chair

Over 4th of July weekend my girlfriend and I were invited to join our good friend Emily and her family to their cabin, which happens to be on an island right outside of Door County, WI. The trip turned out to be a lot of fun...filled with great island food and of course...drinks. It was a nice escape from all the school work I had been swamped with.

While at the island I decided to take the time to build a quick chair out of some found driftwood. We patrolled the shore and rounded up a couple of boards that would become the back and arm rests. The seat itself was made out of firewood that i chopped in half and pieced together. Kudos to Mr. Grelck for putting up with the mess that I created, and for letting my use his tools.

The Final Product.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Salvaged Wood Project

Over the summer I discovered a couple of old fence boards in our shed, which had to have been in there for over 15 years. I decided to put them to use and in the end managed to make a birdhouse along with three picture frames.

The Birdhouse ended up becoming a Mothers Day gift for my sweet ol' Ma. My girlfriend was kind enough to paint it for me using old paint found around the garage.

One of the frames I made specifically for a picture that was given to me on New Years Day 2010. While at a local McDonalds, New Years morning, an elderly lady sketched a picture of me, which turned out to be a quite an interesting way to start the New Years.