One of my first projects... Before real tools.

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Project by Tdazzo posted 08-08-2010 06:26 AM 1486 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little over two years ago, my little brother was about to become a father. I had just started my woodworking hobby (addiction) and decided I’d make some very simple shelves for my soon-to-be niece.

Made of Home Depot Utility Pine and painted to match the nursery decor they picked. They had a ladybug theme so I got the idea to take some screw hole buttons and “paint” them to look like ladybugs. (I used red and black magic markers to paint the ladybugs).

My nice came a little earlier than expected so the shelves didn’t get finished until the day she was born. But it gave me the chance to put 14 ladybugs on it for the day of her birthday (March 14th)... Seems a little corny now but it made sense at the time.

-- "If you can't do something smart, do something right." -- Sheppard Book

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#1 posted 08-08-2010 09:11 AM

Corny or not good woodworking! Without tools we have made treasures, with tools we can make them faster…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 08-08-2010 12:29 PM

It doesn’t really matter how you made as long you did it by using your own tools. And especially made with Love for your niece. I also like that you signed the underside of the shelf for her.

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#3 posted 08-08-2010 10:30 PM

Very Nice, nice indeed. You did a good job and what better present to give to loved ones, one you made by hand.

-- -- Only God can Create it. We are blessed to see it, live it, and enjoy its beauty.

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