Now that you have a little time on your hands and you are not going anywhere, you could make those projects which you have waited to make for a long time. Vacation time is perfect, as you have no other pressures to interrupt you. You have the woodworking skills, now is the time to put your knowledge and skills to use.
How about starting with some outdoor furniture.This project will take a little longer than you thought at first, as there are many details to attend to, in making these stools, chairs or tables. Follow the directions closely and in the end you will be very pleased with the results. Everyone loves to sit in these chairs and when you have completed them, sitting in comfort, with your cool drink beside you on the table, will be a wonderful, fulfilling feeling.
Let us go on to the next project, some birdhouses, to put in your garden, to entice the spring migratory group back, to nest in your yard. What a great feeling, accomplishing something which the birds would like to have to raise their brood of babies. When the birds leave again, your bird house will be there making a statement in your flower beds, or under that big tree that is there. You will need to consider making this out of good hard wood, as it must endure the hard elements of the weather conditions. The damage that could occur would not be so nice, when you have gone to all that work.
Your best friend, the doggy, needs a new home. Whatever size your dog is, you will be able to adjust the measurements of the doghouse to fit your pooch. Measure the width, the length and the height that it will need, then make your pattern according to your plans. If your dog is a chewer, you might want to line the inside of the doghouse with a material which he can not destroy. The wood of course, would not be a good choice, so maybe tin or some kind of metal would be more appropriate, just on the inside.
We will keep working on the furniture for the outside for now, especially since the good weather is here and you can do the work outside too. The folding picnic tables would be a challenge, but you are up to it. Look how much you have made already. Anything which folds up, would be a something worth tackling. You will need to measure and calculate accurately, so that this table will be able to fold and unfold relatively easily.
When you are looking for the pattern for a folding picnic table, take into consideration the size of the different people who will be using it on a regular basis. Make sure it is big enough to hold them and the proper wood to be used, has to be strong and capable of seating that many.
A wine rack could be used in your basement, taking note how many you will be storing and the space that is available for it.
Cabinets would be handy, to place all those extra things, such as your outdoor jackets and boots as you come in the back door. This will keep the clutter in one place.
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