Happy New Year everyone! For Christmas, my in-laws very generously decided to take us skiing in northern Arizona. The husband took some hilarious video of us on the slopes with his Go-Pro. Once I can find them I'll get one loaded up here.
I'm now home in the Valley of the Sun, back to the sunshine and back to "project mode". I've already spent all the money I got as gifts at thrift stores and Home Depot. Let's just say "my side" of the garage is pretty full. I've already crossed a couple things off my list and I still have a lot more fun projects up my sleeves that I'll share with you guys ASAP.
Ready for some sad news? Our only computer had a "boo boo" while we were traveling. I'm currently peering through a cracked screen while I type. Luckily, it is covered by insurance, but it will be a slow and long process. Forgive me if my blogging spreads out over the next month or so. I'll have to drive to my in-laws to use their desk top.
Anyways, on to the furniture.
While gearing up for the boutique a couple months ago, I was getting burned out of just refinishing. I was really itching to build something. Truth be told, I would much rather build than paint something, but typically I have a better profit on something I just refinish, so that's why I'm constantly flipping items.
I wanted to try something new, so I sketched up a quick plan and started to build this. I am so happy with how it turned out.
Anything "trestle" is hot right now, as well as anything "driftwood", so I decided to combine the two.
I'm working on trying to get some plans for it. It really wasn't difficult and I would love for you guys to be able to build one. I downloaded Sketch-Up but have absolutely no idea how to use it. If one of you is a Sketch-Up expert, please throw a sister a bone!
The top is put together from 1 x 6's, the legs are 2 x 3's and 2 x 2's and the platforms are 2 x 4's screwed to 2 x 6's, trimmed in cove moulding.
The whole thing can be built with a circular saw, pocket hole jig and power drill. I tried a couple new techniques to distress the wood and was pretty happy them.
To give the edges a "hand-hewn" look, I skipped a small hand planer randomly.
I also discovered that a stiff wire brush pushed with the grain creates a weathered, sorta cracked look.
Like I said, hopefully I'll have plans for you guys soon. In the meantime, please feel free to ask me as many questions as you need to help you build this!
What do you think? Could you build it?