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Project by Gixxerjoe04 posted 02-12-2014 01:42 AM 1553 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Being new to the site and to woodworking, figure I’d post my first projects as a greenhorn and what led to me wanting to learn more and actually make things right, i guess you could say. My fiance wanted me to make some table she found on pintrist, which is the dark stained table in the first pic. Was fun doing it which made me want to do and learn more, the wood use and joinery and what not is crap but i didn’t know anything really about building really anything and was just going off some pictures. Got a bunch of 150 year old barn wood from a friend of mine and decided to make the other stuff. Made the mirror which everyone seems to like and a couple log cabin birdhouses for my mom and grandmother for Christmas. Made the other little table because the one we had was falling apart and it’s getting the job done and used some of the scrap to make some drink coasters. Been reading a lot since we’ve had too cold of weather to practice/build in my garage so ready for warmer temps to try out new and better things and use better wood, old barn wood is kind of a pain since it’s warped and different sizes and what not but at least it was free. Sorry for the long post, could have broken it down but only had a final pic of them all, hopefully in a few months I’ll have some better stuff to post since i still have a lot to learn.

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#1 posted 02-12-2014 02:01 AM

Nice job on all of them! As simple as it is, I like the drink coasters. Keep at it and enjoy the process. There are a lot of fine craftsmen on this site but you don’t have to be like them to enjoy building things or for them to be quality. Keep the projects coming!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 02-12-2014 06:31 AM

Looks awsome. That old wood furniture is adorable.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 02-12-2014 07:44 AM

I like your projects too.
I hope my wife doesn’t find Pinterest…................

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 02-12-2014 12:37 PM

l really like your bird houses

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#5 posted 02-13-2014 12:26 AM

Thanks for the compliments, warm weather coming next week so will be in the garage working on something.

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