Seriously, I have had zero time to blog this past week....I did start reading blogs again and can I just say, I missed you all. I love and admire all your awesomeness, your creativity makes me happy! So thanks to all those I follow! And a Big Thanks to all MY followers! I appreciate you being patient with me during all my hand issues and media breaks. I have started projects again I can't wait to finish and share them with you!! As for my hand....well it is weak sauce, but I am totally working on that! This Friday I will be 8 weeks out from date of injury and I can quit wearing my small hand brace, which I still wear during "risky" situations (running, driving, building, etc...).
tapered crate? Well I modified Ana's plans to make a longer crate that will really make a big statement!
I got a tip from a friend about a stack of fence wood that was for free in the neighborhood. Did I want some? Heck yeah!
The best part....most of the boards were screwed on! All I had to do was put my
awesome drill in reverse and set to work. It was a good thing too, because a couple boards were only nailed on, I tried getting them off and my hand was not strong enough at all. I have get my strength back before I tackle that kind of job.
I measured the width of my board and used that measurement (a little less than 5 1/2 inches) to cut the end pieces. I cut them 15 degrees off square, short point to short point. That means the bottom of the end pieces are a little less than 5 1/2 inches.
For my long board I made it 4 feet (48 inches) short point to short point (again that is the bottom measurement) ends cut at 15 degrees off square. You could make it any length you want! After I cut all my boards I made sure to sand them really well and smoothed all the edges, we don't want splinters!
I am sure you can imagine all the fun things you could do with this crate. I had a good time trying out some different ways to use it, for instance....
Look how cute it looks on it's side!! Kinda like a display crate.
It makes all that fruit look nice and cosy!
I even turned it upside down, and thought it would be cute to set things on that way, sorry no picture of this idea. Or...
Just filling it with fun seasonal decorations.
I am really loving the size, it adds a bit more character to any home decor.
I guess I will have to make another one. You see this one is for a friend and she plans to use it on a large table, won't it look amazing!
I am even tempted to make two and have them as planters on my porch, they would add such a nice touch.
If you had a long tapered crate, what would you use it for?