Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Next project

Will be starting on the chaise lounge chairs next. Will be a slight delay due to insufficient funds, but I will post as soon as I start. Thanks for your patience and support

Monday, June 27, 2011

Multi purpose table/cart

Ok, so I built this table for Brian. He just purchased a new BBQ and I noticed he didn't have anywhere for staging his food. I was going to just build a table, but then I saw this rolling cart w/ removable tray. I thought it was a great idea. He can bring the tray inside, load it up with food and supplies, bring it to the grill, and then bring it to the table if he so desires. I made a few changes from the original (seen here: The biggest changes were that I did not put handles on it nor did I make it a rolling cart. The main reason was.....well....i just didn't feel like it, ok?
If he decides he wants it to roll, it's a pretty easy fix to take care of that for him. Me personally, I just liked it as a stationary table. And since I built it, I can pretty much do what I want. I also added an extra handle to one side of the cart. It can be used for a towel, BBQ tools, etc.
Overall I am happy with the build portion of it, but extremely bummed with the finish. I tried my hand at painting it with outdoor paint and a clear outdoor top coat. For some reason I could just not get it smooth. Oh well, we live and learn. No more painting for me, I will stick to staining from now on.
I hope you all enjoy and maybe Brian will invite you over for a BBQ!!!   He at least better invite me over.
 As always, start with wood......and coffee (key ingredient)
Measure and cut all pieces
 Magically it's all built (sorry, forgot to take pics along the way)

 I added an extra support piece to the side. Helps in stability and keeps the tray from falling out.

 Some black paint

 Some red paint
 Few pieces of stainless steel hardware

 Clear topcoat, installed hardware and what-do-ya-know, it's all done!

 BTW, this is my backyard I used for the pictures. Come over anytime for some grilling!

"Look for new outlets for your own creative ability"

Monday, June 20, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Quick question for anyone that reads this blog with a mobile device

just wondering if anyone would be interested in a mobile version of this site for easier viewing when using your mobile device? Not that anyone reads this blog anyway. Let me know

Friday, June 17, 2011

So the winner is..........

Out door chaise loungers, voted on by you, the people. So that will be our next
 project, well after we acquire some funds first. Thank you all for voting. Keep
 browsing around to see what you want us to build next, 
We will then post another poll for the next project. We would love to hear 
any suggestions on pieces that you might like, we can always attempt them.

So there it is. We will get to work on it shortly. Would love to get some feedback on what colors everyone would like to see it. Bare cedar wood, dark stained, light stained, etc..... just reply here and give us your thoughts. thanks again          Double"D"'s

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Only 3 days left

Only 3 days left to vote. It's a tight race right now, but only 11 votes in total

Saturday, June 11, 2011

You pick the next project

Don't forget to cast your vote for my next project. You can find this on the bottom of the page. Thanks

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New project is almost finished

I'm hoping to finish my latest super secret project this weekend.  It's already built, but due to the special color requested, I had to use paint instead of stain. Taking longer to finish than expected. I hate painting wood! Here is a quick teaser of part of it in the nude. (the wood, not me)  stay tuned for the finished product 

Monday, June 6, 2011

New Coffee Table

So this was my first REAL piece of furniture that I made. I have made and built others before, I will share them with you later, but this was the one that I consider to be my first. I followed designs, found on , for the basic table frame. I had to modify it slightly to better fit our space. The table top Was my own design and felt it was appropriate for our style. Hope you all enjoy! Check out the original plans here:
Start with wood and coffee
Then build something in no particular order
Somehow the basic frame was created

Created table top using pockethole screws, glue and clamps
Put them both together

All these pics are of the fininishing process. Couple coats of oak stain, lightly sanded after and a top coat of semi-gloss lacquer (which smells really bad)