Tag Archives: recycling

Baby Chair

The idea for this project came from my brother-in-law. Making child size furniture is quick, easy, and a good way to use up a few scrap pieces of wood. Making the chair was the easy part. Making the chair safe … Continue reading

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Nephew’s Bicycle

My nephew needed a bicycle for when he visited his grandmother’s house. So we bought a bike from a garage sale and gave it some work. Should be good enough for the occasional ride.

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Refinishing the Family Dresser Set

This project documents the process of refinishing a clothes dresser. As purchased, circa 1948, these dressers were stained, and at some point in the 70’s were painted over. Therefore the refinishing process included stripping the paint, sanding down the bare wood, staining, … Continue reading

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Tool Box Prototype

For a while now I have felt that my ability to organize my tools left something to be desired. After looking through Jim Stack’s “Building the Perfect Tool Chest” I had a rough idea about the type of tool box I … Continue reading

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Beetle Kill Pine Tree Bench

Since 1996 lodge pole pine trees in Colorado have been suffering from an infestation of Japanese pine beetles. Every year the beetles lay eggs in the infected trees, which ultimately kills the tree. In a effort to prevent the spread of the beetles to … Continue reading

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Table Saw Cover (sourced from an old BBQ cover)

In elementary school we were taught that plains Indians used every part of a buffalo they killed. This project is about applying the same concept to our old BBQ grill cover.  Our grill cover was acquired second hand from my in-laws when we purchased a … Continue reading

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