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Chess Board from Christmas 2019

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Chess Board from Christmas 2019I was looking through my project list and I realized that I had not added this to “My Projects”.This is a Chess Board that I made for my youngest son last Christmas. The frame is Cherry and the field is Maple & Walnut. This was one of those skill building projects for me. The field fits tight in the frame and the frame is perfectly square.I also reinforced the corners with maple splines, another first for me.It was a fun project that pushed me out of my comfort zone a little.He loves it so all is good.Thanks for looking.



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Trash can enclosure

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Trash can enclosureIn order to get the trash can out of the garage, I built this enclosure. all the ones in the neighborhood used Hardyboard siding, the same as on the houses. Home depot would not cut the 12' pieces so I could haul them without breaking – would damage their saw blade.I happened to walk past the cart with scrap wood, and there were a lot of 8” wide pieces of shiplap, with the corners damaged. Marked 70% off regular price. What I noticed was the back side with the milled striations; this would look great installed vertically. Even though it is intended for interior use, I took a chance.I painted each piece with copper napthanate wood preservative (mmmmm, that army tent smell). To prevent escessive water from entering through the top grain, I made pieces of pine with a rabbet that lapped over the tops of the shiplap, with the upper surface sloped 30 degrees to shed water. Sealed it against the framework with silicone caulk.The result turned out nicely – and it does not look like all the others.



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