Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Building with pallets

An island bench I built from two wooden goods pallets.
 Salvaged from work before they were sent to landfill.
How to build an island bench using pallets
From two matching pallets cut 800mm x 625mm out of
each one. These will form the two sides of the bench. From
the remaining timber slats cut 21 pieces of timber, each
540mm in length. These will be used for the shelves and bench top.
Nail and glue the slats in place. Sand with rough sand paper. Oil timber
(we used plain old olive oil) and finally seal with beeswax.

Here's one we prepared earlier...

I had two more pallets,
so I made a light weight work bench for our backyard shed.
Take that landfill!!!! We win again. :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

weekly Drawing: week 14

Navigating the hallway
Drawing based on a sketch (Petit b√Ęteau en bois) of a wooden toy boat that we saw in France.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Weekly Drawing: week 13

Inspired by my wife's hand drawn "No Junk Mail" sign on our last house. I have 
played around with drawing a "No Junk Mail" sign for our new house. I couldn't 
decide which one I preferred. So I have posted two drawings this week.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Weekly Drawing: week 12

Personal book plate design. Some books should be kept forever.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011