Wooden Jewelry box, with beautiful curved sides

We have a charity Auction at work every year and this year a beautiful jewelry box was placed as a prize by one of the maintenance crew, a friend placed her ticket in the box but was unlucky not to win it, so I said i would make her one.

I was so pleased it turned out like this

Box closed ribbon

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Handmade Dodec Spinning Wheel

One of the best things about working with the people I do is the constant challenge set for me. My gal pal at work is a spinner and knitter and likes nothing more (kids allowing) to sit and spin for a few hours. She already has a fully functional (and expensive) spinning wheel, but found an article on the web dating back to what we surmised was the 1970’s on how to make your own spinning wheel for less than $7.

So… challenge accepted.. Can I make a spinning wheel for under $10….

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Wine Rack for an Eclectic Kitchen Redo

I have a friend at work whose sentences start with  “Here let me show what I’ve pinned. Can you make one for me?”. I love those words, it usually means that I’m going to be working in the wood shop or crafting, my favorite past-time. This time was a wine rack for her newly renovated kitchen. After spending a lot of time and effort painting cabinets, she wanted something rustic to sit on a wall cabinet, but not too deep as to obscure the window. This was my challenge.

Finished wine rack

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Playful Dinosaur Coatrack

When working on a theme for a child’s bedroom, you can really go all out. By selecting a neutral base (walls, carpet etc.) pops of color can be added in soft furnishings, fabrics and décor.

Here is a great idea either using a store bought coat rack or (if you have a woodworker in the family) just a piece of wood and some pegs.

Ready to hang

Hang it high to keep clothes out of the way of sticky fingers, or hang low to help kids get used to hanging their clothes.

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