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So, the big project is over, but a few miscellaneous pieces of wood remain. While sometimes it may seem to make sense to toss them, there are actually a lot of scrap wood projects out there.
All of the materials required for this project are rudimentary and you likely already own if you are working with wood, such as a handsaw and screws. The woodworker in the video uses tree branches, but similar projects are also possible with general scrapwood as well. Whatever way you choose, don’t forget that safety comes first with saws!
Jewelry or Towel Hanger
The beauty of making a towel hanger is really all you need to do is decide how much weight it will need to hold - wet towels or tiny necklaces - and choose the hook durability from there. The link even includes a cute, but optional, shelf.
A blanket ladder is significantly simpler than a typical ladder as the weight you have to take into account is much, much less. At most, each rung should not be holding more than a few pounds. This project could also serve as a towel or drying rack.
Although a snowflake like this can look rather daunting, it's actually fairly simple. The only "fancy" tool required is a miter saw. Everything else should be easy to come by.
While the tutorial is rather crafty, the degree to which you follow it is a personal decision. You can forgo the print and opt for a simple rustic wood look.
Coasters are perhaps the simplest project on this entire list. All required is measuring squares and cutting to size. Any extra decoration is optional. There are more complicated coaster designs involving many wood pieces glued together, however, that is not really for a novice woodworker.
This is a good project for someone who has a large piece or several mid-size pieces of scrap wood so they can trim them down to the proper dimensions. The interior sections can also be skipped for a simple wooden storage box.
This nifty bottle opener was created using some leftover fence plank and a few pieces of hardware. Wood glue will suffice to hold the weight of the wooden pieces because minimal weight should need to be supported. You can find the zinc bottle opener on Amazon for a great deal.
All the tools required for building this mirror are simple and the project is quite easy. This project would require a fairly large piece of scrap wood, so, you can easily adjust the size for a smaller mirror (maybe 1'x1' or so?) that could perhaps sit on a table or hang in an entryway.
Mason Jar Holders
Mason jars can be purchased at most craft stores for around a dollar, depending on the size you hope for. While the project linked only uses a single jar, it could be used for multiple holders.
These are just few examples of what you can do with all of that scrap wood. Next time you finish a bigger project, don’t throw away the scraps – instead, build something cool!
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I'm glad to announce that the Yarmouth History Center Store of Yarmouth, Maine will now carry a beautiful collection of Carved Wooden Spoons! Get them while they last! This is a limited collection. You'll find spoons, spatulas, and even my classic coffee scoops made for any kitchen or any occasion. Visit the Yarmouth History Center for locally made Maine gifts.
Yarmouth History Center is located at 118 East Elm Street in Yarmouth, Maine and is open from Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 5pm. Check there website for their current calendar of events. This is a nice boutique filled with wonderful gift items and full of artistic inspiration.
Spoons For Soup Kitchens is a fundraising campaign to help those looking for food and other essentials in Mid-Coast Maine area. The program is meant to help people who can't meet their basic needs with either food or other general assistants. 100% of your donation goes directly to Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program. In return for your donation, a handcrafted spoon made by one of the leading spoon makers in New England, will be mailed to each donor as a thank you for supporting this campaign.* Your direct financial support will helps those in most need.
WHAT IS "SPOONS FOR SOUP KITCHENS"?
"Spoons For Soup Kitchens" is a fundraising campaign founded by Carved Wooden Spoons of Brunswick, Maine. The campaign started in 2015 to help those looking to find basic food assistants and other essential needs. Carved Wooden Spoons has generously donated time, resources, and other costs to make this campaign a success. Jason says, "It's critical that we as a community offer a helping hand to our brothers and sisters who, for what ever reason, find themselves trapped in poverty."
Carved Wooden Spoons covers the cost of materials required to make the spoon, the time required to make the spoon, and the cost of the shipping! This years spoon will be made from cherry wood and hand engraved with "Spoons For Soup Kitchens".
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
1. Make your donation directly to MCHPP!
Click on the Donation Link below or this text to make a donation.
2. After you donate, you will receive an email confirming of your donation.
3. Forward your donation confirmation email along with your mailing address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once your donation confirmation email has been verified, you will be mailed your 2017 Spoons For Soup Kitchens handcrafted spoon like the one pictured above within 14-days.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I DONATE?
The campaign suggested donation amount is: $50.00, however, prayerfully consider what you are able do give and remember no amount is too small. With your help we can make a difference.
*Limited quantity. Only one spoon per household.
Jason Weymouth is the owner of Carved Wooden Spoons of Brunswick, Maine. He specializes in handmade heirloom quality wooden spoons, spatulas, and custom made kitchen utensils.