Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Newest wood projects

I finished my last wood project for woodworking class just before Christmas.  I made a shaker-style magazine rack.  I am using it in my craft room for craft books of mine.

I don't know about you but sometimes I find a good idea in one of my books and then have to look through all the booksheleves to find it.  Hopefully having a specific location will help.  We'll see.....

Also I made several sets of these wooden coasters for Christmas.  I made my sister some to give to her co-workers. And I gave a set as a door prize for my Red Hat Christmas party.  I think they would also be neat with just a woodland stamp to use in a rustic environment.

After I stamped the coasters, I covered them with a coat of light varnish to avoid the bark splitting and any drink from ruining the stamp.

Everyone seemed to really like them.  The only problem was finding branches I could cut that were straight enough and not curvy.  Our cousin has acres of land to pick from!!!!

Have a wonderful Tuesday.



Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Happy New Year Ann! Love your shaker-styled magazine holder. You're becoming more skilled with each piece that you make. Those coasters are terrific gifts for giving. I bet everyone was thrilled that you had made them yourself!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Happy New Year! You did an awesome job on your magazine holder sis.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You have been a busy bee, Ann, and I can't get over that magazine rack! You made it??? Wow! Coasters are neat, too, and they would be fun to have for a mountain house in NC. Can't wait to see any future woodworking projects. I have always wanted to work in wood and actually built some furniture in my college apartment. I did it with a hammer and nails. I had the lumber yard cut the pieces to the length I needed, and I went from there. It actually looked pretty good!


Sheila :-)

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Wow I have never given woodworking a thought. Guess I just thought I could not handle the wood. That looks really smart. Blessings

Oliva said...

So very impressed!!!

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