Each year, Woodcraft corporate employees bring their children and grandchildren to the office, and we have a special Halloween Trunk or Treat for them. Tasked with painting something for a photo op for the party, I opted for a stack of nearly-toppling pumpkins and a slinky black cat with measurement markings along the side. This fun, new display will become something we use from year to year, and the little kiddies can see how much they’ve grown.
Ben Bice from our Product Development Team got two 3/4" x 48" plywood birch boards for the project. Using a jigsaw, he cut around the shape I sketched on the bottom half for the first three pumpkins and cut down the top board to 18" wide. He saved the scrap wood for later use. He sanded the edges lightly so there wouldn’t be any splinters before I began painting it.