During a barbeque this past summer, Terry converted this picnic table into an umbrella table. The table umbrellas are mounted on a pole runnung through the table into a base. Terry began with a sun umbrella that had no base.
He covered the top of the picnic table with a plywood cut to size, then drilled a hole — just large enough to accommodate the umbrella pole — through the plywood and the table below
Under the table he mounted a board to serve as the base for the umbrella.
The final touch was an extra piece of 2.4 for stability. Bravo Terry!
Just add tablecloth and serve!
Several years ago I built this durable doll house to barbie doll scale. The wood was largely bits and pieces I had laying about in my workshop.
The bathtub feet are wooden beads; the mirror is a picture frame with silver foil paper inside. I used baker’s clay to mold the bathtub and sinks, and there’s a nice detail shot in the baker’s clay article. .
The wall paper and matching curtains came out of wallpaper books I got from small decorating store. The curtains were hung on craft dowels.
A woven placemat became the livingroom carpet; a framed greeting card became the artwork.
Picture hanging hooks served as the coat hooks beside the front door, as well as the front door handles.
Miscellaneous fasteners and L-hooks became taps and faucets.
Scraps from my own kitchen curtain were used for the main floor curtains.
I would have loved this when I was a kid.
I made it up as I went along, and it was great fun figuring it out and making it.