Glove Holder

Here’s an idea for storing gloves or other small items – wooden clothes pegs glued and screwed to a board of wood.

Clothes peg glove holder

Clothes pegs on a bar of wood.


Very excited to get my hands on this new (to me) trailer.


It needed a new plug, so that was tonight’s task…



My Wood Corner 

An hour or so round here of an evening and stress levels are destroyed. Not that I’m stressed. Think I just enjoy chopping wood.


Shaping the Beam

The beam was 6″ x 6″ PAR – planed all round – so it was anything but round.


Some shaping helps it look more aged & natural…


I used a freshly sharpened kukri to carve off the sharp edges and shape it around the knots. [Side note: have a read at this: wikipedia:Kukri — what a great tool.] I followed that with a belt sander at 80 grit, then hand-sanded to 120-grit. Oak is a nice wood to work.

Log Store Loft

The loft in the log store is the perfect size for a kids’ den. Here I am flooring it with some recycled HDF.


Corner Pieces Treated

I’ll use these pieces on the four corners of the shed, partly for cosmetic reasons but also to protect all the end-grain of the slats.
I chose Ronseal Total Wood Protector after reading some good reviews. Dark brown to contrast the unstained slats.