What can you do with an old stack of wood? With my creative DIY hubby in charge you won't be able to believe the transformation from old fence boards to beach cottage feel with a totally unique backsplash.
For more details on the process come on over to the blog and check it out!
Commented on Mar 03, 2013
i love this as iove the old look and we have a modern southern cracker house this would look
great on the back wall of the side counter.. thanks
fish need to hide when herons or racoons visit i built bridges and a pergalo cover it works
Commented on Oct 09, 2012
yes i see the bird, will if it were me i would put more plants at the edge and probably build
a bridge 3 to 4 ft wide across the pond at least the fish could hide under it.
i remember having to do this and its so unsitely. i know what your going though. when i made my bridge i seemly put two 2x4's down and cut 3 ft or for u 4ft board and nailed them down with a crack of 1/4 inch between to let the rain run though it. and then layed it across the pond do the over lap about a foot each side..
Can anybody identify this spider? Im familiar with black widows, but this looks different. it has a red broken stripe on its topside and is brown in color. Any help would be appreciated! Just wanna know if it is something that is dangerous or venomous.
Commented on Oct 03, 2012
it could be an oddity to nature, but most of the time nature warns of danger, hints the hour
glass design and red color i just wouldnt take a chance.
As most of you know – we love to build with pallet wood. If you spend some time looking - it is usually pretty easy to find a source to get them for free – and if you find the right
kind – the building potential is limitless. I thought for today's DIY post I would show how we go about taking a pallet from its current state to great usable wood in just a few minutes
Working with pallets – the first thing we realized early on is it is nearly impossible and too time consuming to worry yourselves with pulling out the nails. It is too easy to damage the wood with the claw and hammer or pry bar.
Instead, we opt for our sawzall method – which can disassemble a pallet in less than two minutes into 10 or more pieces of great usable wood. Besides – the left over embedded nail fragments actually add a ton of character to pieces when either stained or painted.
So – 1st Tip – Invest in a sawzall. They are the key to quickly destructing a pallet – and without damaging or splintering the wood. Yes, it's an expense – but the inexpensive ones will work just fine with pallets.
2nd Tip – forget about the little 5″ blade that comes with your sawzall. That will only frustrate you. Buy a couple of 12″ construction blades (trust me – the few bucks are worth it – and they last forever).
3rd Tip - How to disassemble. Set it on its side and simply slice through the nails on each end. Then – head down the middle row doing the same thing and in no time you have a lot of pallet wood great for all of your crafts! (we have a step by step pictorial on our blog post below to take you through it.)
Commented on Sep 19, 2012
love this an i am goin to do it, thanks for the infor,