Earlier in the summer, one of my friends asked whether I’d ever used concrete to make a planter with a pole for holding up string lights. My answer was nope, but… I offered to make one out of wood so it would be a little more stylish and a little less heavy. Thanks so much to those of you asking about the instructions… hopefully these make sense, but leave a comment with ANY questions!
My shed is just about my most favorite place ever. It was falling apart when we bought the house so our contractor reinforced the structure, and altered the front slightly to give us a central door and two symmetrical windows. I built window boxes to add a little warmth, but I wanted to build some benches to flank the doors.
Ever since my trip to Atlanta for Workbench Con, I’ve had a whole new group of woodworking friends to gain inspiration from. One of the coolest category of projects I’ve seen is the “inlay” one. Essentially, you route or carve a pattern into a piece of wood and then fill it with epoxy/ resin. This was my first attempt… see how I did!