Simply Resourceful

Simple ways to be more conscious about how we use our resources.

Fall & Winter 2012 Woodworking Projects

Stools made out of logs from the woods.

Catapult for Paul made out of chair legs, plywood, eye hook, and rubberband.  This thing really launches Duplo Legos!

A shadow box for a friend who is graduating from medical school. 

Jon constructs all of the honeybee hive components except for the brood boxes and frames.  For awhile he was using the router to make the brood boxes but that wasn't very safe.  Someday we hope to find a good deal on a table saw so he can make the brood boxes.  

Jon's mom makes quilts and does long arm sewing for clients so we made her a quilt rack out of logs gathered from our woods as her Christmas gift. 

My nephew is really into baseball so for Christmas I made him this to hang on the wall.  It holds a bat, ball, and glove.

We couldn't wait for this to be finished...a little more organization at the front door!

Finally something more durable for storing seeds!  We had a mouse last year get into the plastic containers that were hard to seal.  The lid for this new container is made entirely with recycled pallets.

Jon made a wine rack completely out of pallets!

A loveseat made with aspen logs from Wyoming and some walnut logs from our property in West Virginia.

A potato crate made completely out of pallets.


Jill June 17, 2013 at 8:59 AM  

Oh I just LOVE every single project. They are great! Nice job, guys :-)

Mollie - Jennings Brae Bank Farm June 17, 2013 at 11:49 AM  

Wow! These are all gorgeous! I love the stools and the shoe rack, will you come organize our house for us?

Holly June 18, 2013 at 11:32 AM  

Hi Mollie-
Jon and I hope we can stop by your place sometime when we head up your way! Perhaps we can work out a trade...a woodworking project for some of your grassfed beef or pork sausage?

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A weekly update on our adventures of trying to be more self-sufficient by using resources wisely. We explore a variety of topics that most broadly fit in the "Homesteading" category, i.e. beekeeping, organic gardening, edible landscaping/fruit forest, food preservation/canning, woodworking, soap-making, and environmental stewardship.

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