LumberJocks Woodworking Forum banner
  • Please post in our Community Feedback thread for help with the new forum software! If you are having trouble logging in, please Contact Us for assistance.

Project Information

I guess the majority of projects which woodworkers build come squarely under the 'gift' category.
This one is no exception, it is a Calendar Holder which I made for my wife this Christmas.

Each year she orders a calendar online which has our names printed in and room to write what we all have on each day, it runs our household essentially. I thought it would be nice to have a dedicated holder for it, instead of her just tacking it to the pinboard along with all the other junk up there.

It's all made from spotted gum, though I did manage to find both dark and light coloured lengths for some contrast in the joints. I cut the mortises using a router. I did cut a bunch of practice mortises by hand, but I just found it too hard in this wood, it split quite easily. I'll try again on the next project.

Regardless of how I got there, in the end I think it ended up looking quite nice.

My wife likes it too which is all that really matters.

There is a bit more info on my website about it, or you can watch the video below.
I did design this in SketchUp first so if you are interested you can also download the model from my site.

View on YouTube

Cheers, Mario

Gallery

Comments

There are no comments to display.
Top