Friday, June 18, 2010

I'm a CARPENTER!

Well not really, but pretty close! This year I decided I wanted to learn a new skill, so with the help of Kevin and a great website called Knock Off Wood, I was able to start and finish my first project ever...a Headboard!


I started off by going to Home Depot to pick up my lumber. People seemed to think it was weird for a little stay-at-home mom to be hanging out in the lumber section of the store, and none of the employees really took me seriously. In fact, the man who helped me collect all my wood left me with a roll of his eyes and the words, "Good luck! You're gonna need it!"


Well I didn't really need any luck, just a little help from Jennie to hold my wood down while I screwed things together and Kevin to lug the thing around (it turned out to be VERY heavy). Other than that, I cut, drilled, screwed, nailed, glued, sanded, and stained the whole thing ALL BY MYSELF!


And if you ask me, it turned out pretty nice! It didn't come out perfect, but it works. I got confused about hiding the screws, so you can see the screw wholes on the sides, but the rest are hidden.


It was also a bit of a task to figure out where to do everything and what tools to use since we don't have a garage or a million dollars. But eventually a tarp in the living room, a little extra space on our porch, a chop saw, hammer, and power drill did the job.


My next project will be to make matching bedside tables... and learn how to grunt like Tim the Tool Man Taylor! Until then, I'm out like trout!

13 comments:

california smiths said...

That is absolutely amazing. Looks fabulous. Kevin scored big with marrying you!

Tau said...

Well done! It looks great. Way to go Omi.

Colleen H. said...

It looks great! I love the "I did it myself" feeling!

Anonymous said...

Naomi, You are amazing. You did a great job. Love it.
Love,
Grandma Pratt

just nikki said...

I love it! You should make one for me.

Cool Waters said...

Awesome! Now, my birthday IS coming up...I don't want to give you any ideas, but.... :)

jksfam said...

WOW! It looks AWESOME!!! Great work! You should take the picture to Home Depot! :)

Rachel Uda Murdock said...

Naomi that's amazing! You are so versatile and talented. Way to go!

Beccarigg said...

Dude, you are such a stud! AMAZING! I'm in awe!

Liberty said...

That is AMAZING!! I want one just like it! You go girl!!!

lizzy poo said...

naomi you are so incredible. I am so proud of you for learning something new and for just being plain awesome. I love you

Natalie said...

Looks GREAT!

Ioane said...

you are ready for DIY network. I put in a good word for you and Kevin. They want to make a show with you. Awesome, I would totally watch. Good job