When Brett’s out of town for work, I usually find myself scrambling for projects that don’t involve too many power tools. My repertoire includes the orbital sander and miter saw, so if I begin a project that requires anything other than that and Brett’s not home, I’m stuck.
Which brings me to today’s DIY – not only is its focal point the beloved mason jar, it also only requires a few cuts with the saw (which you could probably have done at your local home improvement store) and an orbital sander. Everything else can be done by hand. For all your DIY’ers who are a little
scared, responsibly hesitant to use power tools, this one is for you!
The best part? It only took a couple hours to throw together, with a majority of that time waiting for the stain to dry.
Cut four 1×2 pieces 19.5 inches long.
Cut two 1×2 pieces 5 and 7/8 inches long.
Clamp the four long pieces together, randomly staggering the lengths.
Place the horizontal plank 2.5 inches down from one of the vertical planks.
Hammer a nail in the horizontal plank at each vertical plank.
Repeat on the other end then go over the front with a sander to smooth all the surfaces.
For the stain, I went over it with a coat of weathered oak and then dark walnut.
I found the bolt on a shelf downstairs and secured it to the board with krazy glue.
The last step – wrap a mason jar in twine and hang it on the bolt.
I know it looks easy, but for those of you that want to bypass the DIY, I’ve rounded up a few similar items.
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