Thursday, December 17, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Friday, September 11, 2015
|Redwood Planter with venting slits|
|2x6 top 3x3 posts 2x3 top rail 2x4 bottom rail 4x4 feet 1x2.5 paneling|
|SIKKENS matte clear coat is still drying...|
|you can almost see the drip rail detail added around the bottom edge of the 2x6|
|I was going for a floating top look. I routed the same channel along the bottom edge to act as a drip rail|
|I liked the corner detail left from recessing the 4x4 to fit the panels. |
Added some depth to an otherwise square post. Note the sweeping terminations.
|The tv is just there as an earthquake warning device.|
|I used my shaper to cut the vent slots then biscuit joined the panels.|
Saturday, August 15, 2015
|IKEA butcher block counter top w/ shellac finish|
|5 panel gate w/ sandwich frosted safety glass so both faces are smooth|
|5 panel gate glue-up|
|5 panel gate finished with SIKKENS |
Cetol door & window clear satin wood finish colorless 003
|Bolinas remodel attic conversion|
|I haven't used any caulking since 1993|
|doug fir stair treads installed between 120 years old stringers that narrow ever so slightly|
|No nail holes bc there was access to underside of treads where screws were used to keep everything in place|
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
|this chicken proof gate I made keeps the chickens out of the backyard but still allows them to roam in and out of the cage. No more chicken poop everywhere.|
|I hammer drilled ½" holes and epoxied galvanized anchor bolts into the concrete to hold the post bases|
|4x4 side sections getting morticed together to hold lattice panels|
|Home made lattice using ¼" thick strips of redwood. Stapled and glued. No knots.|
|Gate being assembled with no fasteners just through mortices and wood glue.|
|close-up of a through tongue and mortice|
|bottom panel was tongue and grooved on my shaper before assembly|
|This was scrap metal I found at a garage sale. I stretched it diagonally to fit the gate|
|more joinery close-ups|
|the day before I bought a morticing machine|
|ready to glue everything up|
|I round the corners of my panel to match the rabbit. this way I dont expose my mortice to the elements by squaring the rabbited channel instead + its faster and easier|
Sunday, May 24, 2015
|Solano Playlot Bulletin Board 3D rendering 2014 |
|Redwood for this community project provided by |
the Lumber Baron in Albany.
|Making 100+ Lath from nominal 1X goes faster|
with precisely measured stop blocks clamped to the fence.
That way you only need to pull a tape measure once.
|75 shouldered 1X lath's ready for pilot holes.|
|My Delta 10" chop saw was used to gang-cut the Lath to minimize tear-out|
|This is the Bulletin Boards rain gutter. |
Bruce Sturgeon (CROWN Heating*Sheet Metal, INC.)
will fold-up the rain gutter.
|Details of Angle Bracket for the roof|
|¼" Steel from Oakland|
pre-cut to 49.5°.
These were fun holes to drill.
|Angle Brackets all drilled and MIG welded together to form 99°.|
Ready to be powder coated.
|All of a sudden|
Solano Playlot in Richmond Ca
|The four main framing timbers being joined with metal brackets to form the roof over hang|
|My neighbor Dennis asked if I was building a boat dry dock once I had the frame together for mock up|
|My muscle memory was dialed-in so well I was cutting shoulders off the end if these 1x ribs eyes closed. |
Safety glasses still on of course
|The final piece arrived exactly as dimensioned and fit perfectly|
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