I'm very slowly starting everything back up as I get past the shock of actually finishing my degree and cleaning the house after two years of focusing on the degree. I've done a lot but haven't had time to blog about it. I hope to post pictures of the 2nd wedding dress, the amazing storage bench for the kitchen, and the hundred other projects later.
Today I will focus on the beginning of the
Reclaimed Wood Project.
I love Pinterest, who doesn't?! Thanks to Pinterest, the fire pit has been viewed almost 600,000 times. That blows my mind. Some of my favorite pins are the pallet wood furniture photos. What's not to like? Free wood, kept out of the landfill, turned into rustic and functional home furnishings.
I have a neighbor who runs a toy business, www.toontoy.com, who let me have all the pallets I wanted. After a few days of constant hammering at pallets earning nothing but a sore arm, I had a friend weld together a pallet pry-bar. A good pallet could be torn apart in 20 minutes, the bad ones needed a saw.