Piece of Myrtle Wood.

I’ve had this really awesome piece of burl for quite a few years. It moved with us from Oregon to Louisiana and back to Oregon. I really like it and finally decided to give it some attention. So in this video, I sand this piece of wood! I like it so much I put a polyurethane finish on it and hung it in the house! The place I got this piece from is called It’s a Burl. There is a cool video on the website about the place and the founder!

Isaiah 55:13 (NCV) Large cypress trees will grow where thornbushes were. Myrtle trees will grow where weeds were. These things will be a reminder of the Lord’s promise, and this reminder will never be destroyed.

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Intarsia Mermaid

I used a stained glass pattern to make an intarsia! To make this project I used cedar, purple heart, yellow heart, and some drift wood! This is my first intarsia that I used driftwood and I discovered that it comes in many different colors and densities. It is mystery wood and scattered all over the beach and I am excited to use it again in more intarsia projects! I have added the pattern to my Pinterest Page.

Exodus 35:32-33 (NCV) He is able to design pieces to be made of gold, silver, and bronze, 33 to cut stones and jewels and put them in metal, to carve wood, and to do all kinds of work.

Making Signs for Becky

My friend asked me to make some signs shaped like arrows to go on her property. She has 14 acres that include forest trails, a vineyard, an orchard, a pond, a barn, and her home. I made the signs using cedar that we had left over from our guest room project. In this video I make the signs and head over to Becky’s house. Then Becky and I put them up all over her property. It was a lot of fun and I am curious to see how the signs hold up in the weather.

Making Some Tables

My brother asked me to make some tables for him. I looked at some plans to get a generalized idea of how to go about making them and went from there. He wanted them to be sturdy but not too heavy. He also asked for them to be super tall. Another request was to put a 2 inch hole in the center of each…and I forgot to do that, sorry Chaz. He will be using them on his channel, Pair of Dice Paradise, so if you want to see the tables, or enjoy board games you can go check it out.

Moving the Map and what’s new!!!

I have been wanting to move the sticker map into the new shop. This is the second time I have moved it and I know it will be moved again in the future. It is very difficult to move with all of the strings, so I have decided to take off the strings connecting the stickers to the states they come from and replace them with numbers. Also in this video I make Husband a shed sign, show you some projects I am working on, and introduce the new puppies!!!

Happy 4th of July!!!

I made a few decorations for the fourth of July! I used ¼ inch plywood and cut out a USA shape and some flag shapes. I mixed water colors and acrylic paint together (because I didn’t have enough acrylic on hand) and painted them! I added some stars and some twine for them to hang from. I hope everyone has a safe and fun celebration!!!

Oh!!! And I got a new puppy! He was sleeping in my arms for a while when I was painting!