Since I was playing with saws and nailers all weekend building mirror frames, I thought it was a good time to get a jump start on yet another project I’ve been thinking about for a while. By “for a while” I mean “every time I walked past this wood pile for the last year”.
So instead of rolling your eyes and thinking, “not another project” (not that I know anyone who would do that) you should probably congratulate me on my restraint in waiting this long to start it.
That wood pile is basically wood purgatory– the place old lumber goes to be weathered in the elements before making its way to the burn pile, or, if it’s lucky, to find new life as a fancy piece of wall art.
There were three old sections of door frame from when the Memorial House was gutted that had been hiding out in the pile for a while, and I thought they would suit my purpose just fine.
As long as my purpose was to get a sunburn while spending a few hours pulling the mother lode of rusted metal off of them.
I’m not even sure how someone managed to remove those door frames from the house without taking all the walls down with them. There was a nail every two inches. However, when the deed was finally done I cut the boards into 20″ pieces and then brushed all the loose dirt off of them.
I also cut down some smaller scrap to use to attach my planks together.
The planks were laid out four to a section to make three 20×20 panels. I used 1″ staples to hold everything together.
And if you’re wondering what in the hell this is that I just built?
This, my friends, is a blank canvas. (Just FYI the picture above is a blank canvas before everything was nailed together, but just go with it, okay. I ran out of time to take more “after” pictures.)
Anyway, the big question now is, what do I do with my old gnarly beat-up wood canvas? I have some ideas, but we’ll have to see where I land with it, once I start painting/staining.