Mountain Shelf

This shelf is easy to build and adds a natural touch to any room. I used scrap pine wood to build the shelf. Cuts were made at 30 or 60 degree angles and fixed together with screws. The shelf was stained with dark finish to give it a more grand appearance. I screwed four brass …

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Log Round Coasters

Log round coasters are a simple project with a very earthy appeal. They require very few tools and can be customized to almost any design. They make great gifts for friends and family. Materials:  Solid log that has no splits or obvious cracks Polyurethane finish Tools: Hand saw Wood burning kit Step 1: Pick out …

Firestarter

Starting fires can be a tricky process. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we receive so much rain that most of the wood appears to be perpetually wet. This makes fire starting a pain. These fire starters are excellent and take three common ingredients to make. Materials: -Candle Wax -Sawdust -Egg carton -Small pot -Stove Cut …

Solar Flashlight

I was in the Restore awhile back when I spotted a collection of broken solar garden lights. The Restore is a local store that sells salvaged materials. I purchased two lights for a dollar. Materials: -Solar garden light -Chocolate tin Tools: -Gorilla Glue -Caulk -Screwdriver I carefully removed the solar cells from the plastic mounts. …