Sunday, February 25, 2007

Completed DVD Shelf

I know it looks like it's floating in this first picture, but here is the now completed DVD shelf hanging on our living room wall. We painted the room back in early December and around the same time, I got a copy of The Family Handyman that had this project. I'm pretty happy with the outcome. I used White Oak, plywood for the back and the molding is Pine with an Early American stain. Everything was rubbed down with a couple coats of Boiled Linseed Oil.

One of the thoughts on this project is to get the DVDs out of the reach of my firecracker three year old. She can still reach them...

And finally here's a shot showing how the shelf is set over the loveseat. We are planning on upgrading to something in the leather line which should go nicely with the warm look of the Oak and BLO combo.

Monday, February 19, 2007

DVD Storage

Right after Thanksgiving I had posted about a new project that I wanted work on. Well I've finally gotten around to put some work into this project. The main case assembly was completed today as well as the sanding. Now I need to make another trip out to Home Depot to pick up some cove molding so I can add the final touches.

Here are a couple of shots of where I'm at today:

Measuring at about 41" in length, this should hold about 75 DVDs. each section is 13" wide, so I'm guessing I should be able to get 25 DVDs per section.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Picture Practice

It's not just woodworking that a woodworker needs to be good at. Apparently we also need to have some decent photography skills as well. So I thought tonight I'd practice a little bit. This is the shot I like the best of the group I took.

The lighting could use some improvement in the shot above. The picture above was taken in the close-up mode on the camera and this doesn't use the flash. Here's a shot that I took to start today's session using the auto mode with the flash.

As far as the cutting board is concerned, this is one of my maple and walnut boards. This is a new mini size that my wife had asked for. It measures 11"x7.5"x1.5". This one here still needs to be sanded and oiled.