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Gate For the Back Deck

Gate For the Back Deck

This one is from my beautiful bride, You can check out her awesome works on the web at Twine and Tumbleweeds or on Facebook   HandyHubs is my knight in a flannel! This dog gate is going to keep our dogs healthy and breathing. Keeping 

Pencil Mark Problems!

Pencil Mark Problems!

If you are anything like me, you make pencil marks on just about everything. On lumber for cutting, sketch pads, even walls when you’re trying to hang pictures or shelves and what not. Pictured in the photo was me hanging a shelf (JK ha)… Maybe? 

Conference Room Table for Elevate Insurance

Conference Room Table for Elevate Insurance

One last project before we close out 2020 delivered. Our friends at Elevate Insurance were in need of a conference table to match the other pieces we created for them. Using  2X6 and 1X6 premium pine, we created this 8′  X 35″  V-legged Table.

Prepping For Pocket Holes
Prepping For Pocket Holes

We ripped 13 2X6 X8’s down to 5 inches, taking the rounded edges off the table, then ran them through the planer to clean up the main surfaces. Using our Handy Dandy Kreg Jig, we then added a series of pocket holes. Putting Gorilla Wood Glue in between the boards, we then pocket screwed the boards together making sure we reversed the grains on each board to avoid warping. Then clamped them to keep them tight while the glue dried. We let them sit overnight in a nice 70 degrees.

V Leg Assembly
V Leg Assembly

Meanwhile, I assembled the V-Legs and lined them up on the support boards.

Once everything was dry we took a special touch and hand planed the excess glue off and did several passes with various grits of sandpaper for a nice smooth finish.

Merideth stained them with Minwax, Dark Walnut penerating wood stain, which really brought out the design of the grain. the table was sealed with our favorite poly, Polycrylic Protective Finish.

Delivered Just before New Year, the Crew at Elevate was ecstatic!

Visit our Friends Markese and Cherise Green At Elevate Insurance Agency!

Located at 1800 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Email: elevateinsurancewy@gmail.com
Phone: 307-638-7770

 

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Fencing for the Pups!

Fencing for the Pups!

Welcome to the Farm! We are so Excited to Start our new adventures!. Kinda overwhelming at the moment but we will settle in. As we are Moving in, one of the first things we had to do was finish off the fence in the back 

Good Bye Old Shop Dog

Good Bye Old Shop Dog

Good Ol Royal Remington Steele, Remi has been by my (our) side for 14 years now. So loyal and Happy. We have had many adventures together. Some not so good but, most were amazing. Today I had to say good by to my best shop 

Elevate Office Build

Elevate Office Build

Big project in the books! This was a fun and exciting Build with Merideth’s creative designs and my tools. This project turned out beautifully.

L Shaped Desk
L Shaped Desk

We started with the L shaped desks, to make the frames, we used pine 2X4s featuring a two-tire shelf on one side. For the Desktops, we used edge-glued tabletops that we purchased from Menards and cut them to fit. Assembly consists of hidden pocket screws and Straight brackets for the desktop connection.

Merideth then designed a two-tier receptionist desk, using 2X4s and fine covered plywood for the “Walls” Covered with prefab tongue and groove shiplap on the outside. the desktops and customer standing edges made from Edge glued boards. Mer then put a coat of Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover Primer on and let cure for a day.

Mer then painted them with Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating in a light Ash color to match the customer’s office paint tone.

Delivery was made just in time for the grand opening party. Next on the docket for Elevate Insurance? Conference room table!

Visit our Friends Markese and Cherise Green At Elevate!

Located at 1800 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Email: elevateinsurancewy@gmail.com
Phone: 307-638-7770

Painting Fun!

Painting Fun!

My oldest boy is quite the creative person, we have built some cool things over the years, and he comes up with some awesome Ideas for Art, tie-dying, painting, melting, burning setting stuff on fire. Any way he has great Ideas. He spent some time 

Pickem up Truck!

Pickem up Truck!

Well, it finally happened and was much needed, My Beautiful bride,  Merideth ( #twineandtumbleweeds ), went and bought me good ol’ Pickup Truck. I am so excited! I love it and got a screaming deal on it! We have been needing one for so long 

LOVE Knick-Knack Shelf – and of course just Love!

LOVE Knick-Knack Shelf – and of course just Love!

My Beautiful Bride, Merideth, and I celebrate 18 years of marriage this year,  June 22nd to be exact (almost 25 together).

For our anniversary I made this  LOVE Knick-Knack shelf to accompany her Cow painting and display her Willow Tree Figurines.

LOVE Kink-Knack Shelf
LOVE Kink-Knack Shelf

The Build was quite easy. Here is the cut list using 1X4s:

  • 6  @  10″
  • 2  @ 10.5″ with the ends cut parallel at 22.5 degrees
  • 1 @ 16.5″
  • 1 @ 12″
  • 1 @ 6″

Put together with 1 5/8″ 6-Lobe Drive Steel Pro Trim Wood Screws filled the wholes with Elmer’s wood putty and then sanded it a little ruff for a more rustic look.

Stained with Verithane Premium wood stain in a Golden Oak color. it really pops against our light gray walls.

Happy Anniversary My Love!!!

Love and Old Wood

Love and Old Wood

Quick little project during or COVID Quarantine, Not only do I love old wood but finding love in old wood is cool. This piece came from a very special (To Mer and I) tree that we had cut at a friends home. We searched all