My First “Brag Post” on Ana-White.com!

Okay, I know this seems kind of silly, but I’m stoked right now — I just joined Ana-White’s website (officially) and posted my first brag post! 🙂 Yesss!! Go check it out right here! It might not be anything spectacular, but it feels like a milestone in the journey of this blog. The more we build, the more we appreciate the community of builders. Sharing plans and inspiration is priceless!

More new posts will be coming here soon .. I have two more fantastic projects I want to share with you (also built and modified versions from Ana-White plans).

Stay tuned – and in the meantime, get some woodworking inspiration by checking out my brag! 🙂

~ The Woodworker’s Wife

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Wooden Crates – home made storage!

Remember those crates we made? It was the first post on the blog… and you can see it here.  We continue to tweak and change how we put the crates together – hoping to make them more user friendly and storage capable. I think these are the best set so far!

This set of three crates were created especially for our sister for Christmas. We loved making them!

This set of three crates were created especially for our sister for Christmas. We loved making them!

The crates are constructed from pine (ends) and the slats are all reclaimed cottonwood.

The crates are constructed from pine (ends) and the slats are all reclaimed cottonwood.

We attached this star ornament just for fun. It's a piece that he cut out on the scroll saw, of course.

We attached this star ornament just for fun. It’s a piece that he cut out on the scroll saw, of course.

 

One major change between our first crates and these is that the router was used to round over the top edge of the ends, and even inside the handles. This makes for a much more comfortable grab when you go to pick them up. The cottonwood is lightweight and yet strong enough to handle loads of books! Yes, we have tested them on books. In fact, that’s what ours are loaded with. 🙂

What would you stock your crates with?

~ The Woodworker’s Wife

Workshop Inspiration

Workshop Inspiration

I’m working on a few posts about the renovating and re-doing that’s happening in the shop downstairs. In honor of that theme, here’s a link to my pinterest board on dream shop stuff. 🙂 It can’t hurt to dream, right? 

The room we have to work with is small, so we grew into using most of the basement for shop space. It works. But I keep inspiration at hand for when we can make things better, easier to use, neater to store, etc. One thing that I love in particular is peg-board. Cheap, visible organization. Here’s some more inspiration for you…

Pegboard Storage

What upgrades and organization would you like to see in your work space? 

 

~ The Woodworker’s Wife