Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I brought home a piece of redwood over the weekend. I took off a thin strip of it, sanded it down and drilled a hole.
It was looking a little dull, so to make it really stand out and bring out the beauty of the wood, I added a clear topcoat. Redwood is really pretty on its own, but once you bring out the colors, it is gorgeous.
I then added a clock mechanism in the back, a few clock numbers on the front, the hands and whaaaalaaaa! It's a redwood clock!
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Posted by Cindy Breninger at 1:41 PM
Thursday, July 5, 2012
This log is pear and is a really pretty color. I couldn't wait to get it home and get it cleaned up.
While I was working on another project, my son decided he wanted to take the bark off the log. I will never turn down a kid who is offering to work, so I let him have at it.
This was after 15 minutes or so.
About 45 minutes. Bark is a lot harder to get off a log than I thought. Well, than my son thought, I should say.
But, it was worth it! This log is beautiful!
I sanded it down and am letting it sit for a month to dry it out.
But, in the meantime, it makes for the best workbench I have ever had. I think I am going to sand it down again and then add a clear top coat. Might turn it into an end table. Maybe add a piece of glass and make a small table. I am thinking of selling it, but I really do like having it around, so might get more logs and make another.