Spar varnish would be great for this! I have a 30 year old bench made by my dad, which had spar varnish applied. Just gave it a light sanding and reapplied two coats and will easily get another 30 years out of it.
Impressive work! What a great gift for your daughter!
It does this when I use the Pinterest button at the top, after clicking the share icon and selecting Pinterest. It doesn’t do this for every item I try to share. I even tried ones with a primary picture in landscape and portrait to see if that was the issue... it wasn’t. Tried my and other’s items, and it does it for both, but not all items. The only pattern I have found is it does this for the same items, but I can’t determine what is in common for those items.
Thanks! Yes, I already have a list of toy ideas!
Looks great! So many memories of playing with my Tonka truck!
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I’m with you on the look of the 4x4! What total length is needed for one chair? I followed your link, but it only says “5” in the material list.
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A magnetic board.
Good to know. Thank you. Sounds like zinc plated has the same benefit. Is that correct?
Looks delicious! We lived in Washington state and I loved picking blackberries for jam and desserts.
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This Instructable was great to give me ideas for my ruler. I couldn't decide if I wanted to make all the lines the same length, or stagger them like a real ruler. This Instructable made it clear that the staggered lines are the way to go! I applied a single coat of golden oak stain, taped out my lines, painted with acrylic paint, then used black house numbers for each foot mark.
Thanks! I can tell the finger prints my dad left were not intentional, but finding them was such a joy. Nice to leave such memories for our kids.
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I can't even describe how impressed I am with this! Amazing detail and quality! Well done.
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Love the contrasting wood colors! Sophisticated looking!
Amazing attention to detail. Ever consider using a translucent material, in place of the brass, so the stars can be lit up?
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I like the fact it’s portable, so I can move it around the yard if needed. Nicely done!
I definitely don’t want to alter the item itself. Thought of building a coffee table around it, with a glass top so you could see it sitting below. But unfortunately, I have nowhere to put another table.
What a great upcycle project! Never knew there were so many layers inside a skateboard!
Here you go! Great project! Love the unique look. https://entropyresins.com/
Nice looking! Have had the same issue of the grain looking different after using varnish. Give polycrylic (satin finish, not gloss) a try next time. I find it keeps the grain's contrast and is easy to clean up with water.
Clever! Now add a remote with steering controls. lol
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Sorry for the late reply! Didn't see this before. The pipe pieces were about $120, paint approx. $12, stain approx. $12, and polyurethane $8. The workbench top was $200. You can go pretty cheap on the desk surface if you don't want something that looks like butcher block.
Looks great! Fun project from a fantastic show!
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Those look great! I'm a fan of the black hardware against the natural wood.
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This is the one I saw in use. https://www.noisemeters.com/product/soundear/classic/hospital.asp
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Fun project! Maybe I missed it, but did you seal the wood? With so much moisture around the top of a fish tank it would prevent mold.
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Those look great! Also, never been so amused while reading an instructable. Fun gifs!
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I like the look of having the bolt heads show on the top. Something to consider is pre-painting the joining brackets and staining the wood before you join the pieces. Requires a little more caution in the rest of the built, but adds to the finished look.
Nice to see someone enclose their hardware and not have a mess of hardware and components.
Wooden Jet Plane
Fun light for a garage or man cave. Don't have any welding skills, but always wanted to make a chain lamp with the chains curving in a double helix. Perhaps you can show us how it would be done. ;-)
Cool looking! Can you apply this to large surface areas, like a desk or counter top? Would be cool to see it on a finished cutting board or coffee table.
Clever! Saw a similar concept in the critical care section of a hospital, where a series of red lights got brighter if staff were talking too loud in the hall.
Looks fantastic! Quite jealous!
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Perhaps clothing makers should make this standard in all teenager's pockets. lol
Easy Yard Dice
Fun project! Forget the kid's room, I want one in my office!
Making an Airplane Shelf for Kids Bedroom
Found a picture. PVC, with 3/16" piece of acrylic for the tray, sealed around the inside with 100% silicone in case she spilled. Debating different materials for when it's time to make a new one. If you have ideas, they are welcomed!
Nice way to use technology to help him do things other little boys get to do! Built a tray that fits on to my niece's wheelchair, but didn't think about making it scalable so it's still functional as they adjust the chair for her growth. Have you thought of using spandex on the handles, that are adjustable via velcro, so he can put them on himself, they are snug enough to be useful, but will grow with him?
Cool idea for knobs! I like the herringbone pattern.
Nicely done! I like the opposing boards on the top to add some character and break the monotony. Based on what else I see in the picture, my vote is to use some poly and keep it looking as natural as possible!
A pen holder - genius. Why didn't I think of that?! Nicely done!
French Cleat Wall
Thanks! Debated making it out of some scrap conduit boxes, but really liked the look of the white oak.
What a fantastic job! Got a kick out of the stories in your steps!!!
Nice look! I like the raised edge around the outside. Garage sales are great for $0.50 frames with precut glass.