While working in the wood shop I noticed a lot of scrap wood lying around. Thinking that I did not want it to go to waste I thought up a new use for it- A Exotic Wood Cutting Board! http://adventuresincreating.blogspot.com/201...
Commented on Feb 28, 2013
great idea.....just be careful....many exotic woods like purple heart can be toxic and should
not be used for cutting boards, also some woods have been known to have allergens that some may have adverse reactions to. Typically hardwoods like Maple, Walnut, and White Oak are perfectly acceptable choices....softwoods such as pines, fir and Hemlocks would be consider less applicable....
We were in desperate need of extra storage in our teeny, tiny guest bath. The single vintage shelf was simply not enough. A fan of all things industrial, we used metal plumbing fixtures
and glass to create three simple shelves. Triple the storage space!
Commented on Feb 28, 2013
Nice idea....I would suggest installing two black 'O' rings per rod to keep the glass from
scratching and slipping....(auto parts store or plumbing section hardware store) we fabricate aluminum shelf rods similar to this concept in many of our designs and typically rout in a small grove to hold the o ring from 'rolling"
the tile work looks impeccable !!! 3 questions: The shower appears less then 4 feet wide x
4.5-5 feet in length with a neo-angle corner, why two shower valves in a space that seems way too small for two users at the same time? Secondly what is happening at the top of the tile which does not meet the ceiling is there a wooden crown molding piece framing the entire ceiling which appears to be painted? Thirdly, there is only one shower niche and why would you want to have that on the exposed wall in full view of the bathroom instead of the toilet wall-side to hide unsightly shampoo bottles, having the niche correspond to the actual tile layout grout lines would have been more attractive don't you think?
from the workshop to the client...This is another one of my vanity pieces built in our workshop from 200 year old reclaimed barn wood the countertop was later finished in Cambria manmade
stone, the center cabinet is 8 inches deep and takes the place of separate medicine cabinets, the open concept bellow adds lightness and can be used for towel storage, more pictures of the rest of this bathroom to be posted separately.
We have a chevron wood wall in our family room. I have no idea what to do with it. Right now it is stained an orangeish brown color.... very dated and dark. Same thing with the fireplace,
the brick is dark red and just dated looking. What do you think? What would you do? We installed dark hardwood floors throughout the entire home and the walls in here are painted French Gray- a Blue/Gray. Help!! Here is a link to my pinterest board to kind of show my style and what I like: http://pinterest.com/ashopaholicmom/for-the-...
Commented on Aug 28, 2012
remove the wood....and the brick... or you could use a plaster over the brick and then paint
This was a labor of love repurposing two large slabs of slate nearly 2 inches thick. Both have been cut at compound 10 degree miters (by hand) joined with epoxy where the smaller one passes trough at double miter of 10 degrees through the larger piece. The larger piece is about 7 foot long anchored in the ground with a concrete pour (10 bags) with rebar drilled through the slate for added stability (below grade). We estimate that the entire mailbox weighs in at about 1800 pounds with base...
Commented on Aug 14, 2012
The stainless steel mailbox is nearly 3x the capacity of a typical mailbox....