Am I the only one who has an overwhelming amount of scrap wood…and to do lists?? So why not throw your to do list out the window, and tackle a quick, fun, unique scrap wood project to get your mind off things? HAHA.
But, seriously. It’s stress relieving at its finest 🙂
Sometimes when I’m covered up with big projects and every step of the process seems like it’s not making much progress, it helps to switch pace and get something done–from start to finish–in just a couple hours. You guys know what I mean, right??
It’s kind of like when you’re supposed to be doing something important–like studying for a final, paying your bills or finding a place to live after you’ve just sold your house (hey, that’s currently me…). But you decide instead, that it’s a good time to try out a new cookie recipe you found on Pinterest and watch the latest Impractical Jokers episode. And before you know it, it’s a hour before your test and you haven’t slept, your bills are late…oh and you’re homeless.
Yeah, so if you’re looking for a quick distraction from those adult responsibilities, I’ve got you covered 🙂 These bookends are SO easy and fun to make. And the only reason it even takes a couple hours to complete is because the glue has to dry haha. Otherwise you’re looking at a 15 minute project 😉
I have the tutorial for you over on The House of Wood blog 🙂 So be sure to check it out!
I made these out of poplar for the actual booked parts and cherry wood for the guitar. I had some hardwood in the shop that I’m trying to use up before we move so I don’t have to pack it up haha. But if you like the two tone look, you could just stain whatever wood you’re using two different colors for the same effect.
Speaking of using hardwoods, stay tuned for some fun projects I’ve been doing with what’s left of my hardwood stash–hint: a super cool modern clock, a bed, and some nightstands. Bear with me, though…I’ve got about 15 projects to post and just haven’t had time to write them yet–we are moving next month and it’s been a little busy around here!
Anyway, in the mean time–while I’m trying to get all the latest and greatest plans published for you guys, be sure to head on over to The House of Wood for this simple tutorial and if you want more scrap wood projects, check out the list below for some ideas 🙂
Until next time, happy building 🙂