I have a pretty good collection of old yard sticks for use in various projects! But it’s getting thin and I haven’t found any more in quite some time~hmmm…?
while laying there awake, an idea came to me for a project. Not big and elaborate—just quick and fun! And I worked out ALL points of the construction laying there awake!
So after lunch yesterday, I grabbed the parts needed to do the PHYSICAL part of the job! ; D
Task #1—I laid a scrap 2×6 board flat (the long way towards myself) and tipped the chop saw to cut 45° angles from the left side & right side of the board, then center to “square up” the triangles.
*This was just the most efficient way to make 4 equal triangular legs—which I cut to 4″ in length.
Task #2—I chose two 4ft [yard] sticks, and cut them in half (which gave me 2 sides, but I needed 4). I cut the 24″ pieces into 10″ and 14″ lengths. Then mitered the ends on all the pieces.
Task #3—creating the sides. I glued the mitered corners of the rulers around the triangular legs, and shot a pin brad to secure each connection, starting with the top/thicker ruler. Using a spacer, I then glued and pin nailed the skinnier ruler around the rectangular form.
Task #4—I laid the rectangular form down over a board, traced out the shape, and cut a bottom with notched corners. After rounding over the bottom edges at the router table, I inserted it and sealed it in with a bead of construction adhesive.
I added vintage screen door handles, and clear waxed all but the bottom—which I painted with the blue’ish green paint that was still out!
And I LUV it!
While everything is still out—I have two more yard sticks to make a smaller tray!
I’m sharing this project with The Curator’s Collection!