Projects, Projects, Projects!

Hey Everyone!

My doctors appointment went as well as it could yesterday. Thank you all for the support. I have to go pick up Cortisone lotion for the burns since they are chemical and not heat related. Once I use that for a few days I should be back to normal. I spent quite a bit of time trying to pull dried concrete out from under my finger nails. Not pleasant!

I did manage to get one of my many projects started yesterday. If you follow me on Instagram you may already know. I wanted to build a firewood rack for my house. It had to be able to hold kindling and have a shelf on top for our electronics in that area. I threw together this design, with as many dimensions, supplies, and prices that I could.

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Here is what I ended up with, it is smaller because I over guessed my space. It is still mostly the same design.

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If I were to do it again I would have put the vertical legs on the ground and just cut the front piece shorter. We had to “toenail” the verts and it was tough. From here I have to have the glue all dry, cut the tops even, sand it all, and get that stain on it. It was fun to make, even though sometimes my dad and brother can be a bit much to handle. We all have our own ideas, even though I had the whole thing drawn up. So sometimes we all butt heads at once and it gets less fun. At the end of the day it is going in my house so I have the final say, done!

My next project will be putting a mail box down on our lawn, because I want to work with my steps some more and do it right. I don’t want to be pressured to get them done, yet I still want my mail to be delivered. We are going to dig about a two foot deep hole and put in a 4×4 post. Next we will attach the mailbox we used at our wedding and we will be good to go. I have to call and let the post office and let them know that the issue is resolved. I hope to get that done tonight.

The rest of the night I hope to make the cuts on the other, other project haha. I will be making cubby shelf storage for in the baby’s room. I need it taller than the crib and nice. I am going to stain it the same as the firewood rack to save some money. It is Minwax Espresso, a darker brown that will fit well with both. Here is another mock up of the dimensions.

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It is really only going to take two boards. Each one will be 1″ thick, 12″ wide, and 12′ long. All of the cuts are lined out there in the picture. I will have to glue the bottom of all but one of the middle verticals, as there will be no good way to get a nail in there. I will be able to nail the tops so it would be good. Once that is all done and put together it will go through the same process as the firewood rack. When it is all done I think we will get 4 gray fabric drawers for it and then keep books and toys in the empty ones.

Thank you for reading about my upcoming projects! I hope you enjoy some of these technical and informational posts. I’ll see you all again tomorrow with some updates! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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4 comments

  1. I’m glad you figured out a solution to get your mail and not be rushed on the step repair! The firewood rack turned out nice and I like the cubby storage you are building for your baby’s room.

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