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Thread: Your Spring "BUILD" list?

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    Your Spring "BUILD" list?

    I build year round but some of you weather challenged people are looking forward to spring. (71 here today BTW) On Woodnet I saw this and thought it was interesting thread.

    So what is on your Spring Build List? I complied mine and frankly I was surprised at all the things that are on my list. Granted all of them probably won't get done. Most maybe.

    I got the coolest project starting in a few days!

    * 2 yes TWO Sea Kayaks.
    * A strip canoe. Its on the list, way down though
    * Some paddles for the above
    * A cherry TV stand. It is HIGH up the list per my wife! And I agree, right after the kayaks are done.
    * Promised my MIL a pair of Mission end tables
    * Talked about Sister in law a coffee table
    * Wife mentioned a bench/trunk/storage thing last night
    * High up the list. A wall hung tool cabinet for my hand tools!
    * Finish the restoration on the 30" bandsaw
    * New Arts and Crafts Handrails on the two sets of steps out back.
    * Removable frames with screens for the back porch
    * Build a screen door for the back porch

    Dang, I am going to be busy!!

    Oh yea, I want to build a new solid wood bench top for assembly bench too.

    Glad I love wood working!
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    I think it goes without saying that my primary item is closing in the shop, so:

    1) Roof
    2) end walls
    3) doors
    4) install windows
    5) steps for man-door (vs main entrance, which has steps already)

    inside the house:
    repair floor in living room
    re-install front door
    replace 4 internall doors
    kitchen renovation
    boys bedroom upgrades
    end tables for living room
    entertainment center
    window/door treatments throughout house (vinyl windows, no casings or such around them)


    SMaller shop built items:
    Cutting boards
    Boxes (artsy style)
    bandsawn boxes
    learning to turn...

    think that will keep me busy?
    -Ned

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    great thread.

    Ive only got 2 pieces I want to do as of now:

    An oak credenza, with 4 doors.
    A small bathroom cabinet for towel/supplies storage for my kid in her apartment

    I have alot of work I want to touch up from last year. New paint, and that stuff. But like always, Ill probably be waist deep in projects in a few months.

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    I acutally just finished making this list a few days ago....

    1. Turn
    2. Replace facia boards on garage.
    3. Add flashing to many spots on roof
    4. Turn
    5. Build china cabinet
    6. Turn
    7. Rebuild my 2X4 workbench
    8. Turn
    Did I mention I want to turn a little this spring?
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    If I make a list, I'll just hack off the hubby, but....

    1. Replace the floors in the living/dining/pantry/hall with parquet
    2. Sand and paint the mouldings in the bedroom/bathroom
    3. Re-do the shower in the master bathroom
    4. Build computer hutch for the house office

    Unfortunately, these are maintenance items for the house, as most of the building of furniture and cabinets is done---after 15 years in the house, there's not anything more we want to do, and no room to put anything anyway!!
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    It's amazing, I could almost post last year's spring list
    BUT..... This year I'll REALLY try hard to knock a few things off the list.
    1. Finish the built ins in the master bedroom (this one's been on the list for 5 years!)
    2. Swap the home office and den - this means all new office furniture as the den is about 20% smaller and none of the current built in desks, etc. will fit.
    3. Make a new cross for our church
    4. Once we move the current office to the den the furniture we have in our living room will move into the new den - then the living room will be empty. So.......... at least one chair and table for the living room.
    5. Replace the fence around our back yard before it falls down on its own.
    6. Copy over this list and keep it in a safe place so I don't have to retype it next year!
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    My list includes, but is not limited to:

    Cabinet under the table saw extension to finally have a place to store some of the table saw stuff

    Prayer rail for my church

    Two more Rocking chairs

    And what ever LOML has planned for me to make
    Jerry

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    Mine will vary, since I'm getting my house ready to go on the market. But here is the for sure items:

    • Basement, frame out another bedroom and bath, prior to resell.
    • 1 more filet knife
    • TS cabinet/storage
    • Lathe base/storage
    • New CNC Router, got 2 of the 60" rails via UPS yesterday.
    Darren

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    Jeff, I am interested in this design... "* New Arts and Crafts Handrails on the two sets of steps out back."

    What do they look like? Got any pictures or plans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Simpson View Post
    Jeff, I am interested in this design... "* New Arts and Crafts Handrails on the two sets of steps out back."

    What do they look like? Got any pictures or plans?
    That was my next post, asking for ideas.

    Seriously, no. I have racked my brain on this for months and no really good ideas. Well I a couple but were weren't to practical.
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