Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Going Green!!

A Table.
Made from old planks given to me. They were from the base of a bed, but they were cut too short and have now been put to good use as this art table. Sue was short of a work surface for all her art material. So I made her this table as a Christmas present.

I decided against glue and so created this joint using some off cuts.

The dots are the dowels that join the two planks together to create the legs.


With three young boys for Christmas another recycling idea came to mind. I had some old shipping pallets and they were not being used, just taking up space in the workshop. So I dismantled them and used the planks for these shotgun stock's. The barrels come from a very old broom handle! That was when I realized that they don't make things like they used to. The broom handles are more than half the weight of the gun! must have been some solid timber!!