Potting Bench

Large Potting Bench

For Valentine’s Day, I built Amanda a Potting Bench for her to use in the yard. It is basically just a big shelf but with one at a good height for working with plants. I am waiting for some peg board to arrive to add to the back so she can organize her tools too.

The bench is about 5ft long and 2ft deep. It was a pain to paint.

Skadis Pegboard Controller Holder

Steam Controller mounted to Ikea Skadis Pegboard

I liked the fit of the Reasonably Universal Controller Hook for IKEA SKÅDIS Pegboard design for my steam controller, but it did not fit in the Skadis pegboard correctly and the peg holders on the back were too tough to print.

I remixed the design to add a couple of square holes which fit the Skadis Universal Hook so it can be printed out as separate parts. Now it fits nice and tight on the pegboard without wobbling and without needing to sand down the hooks.

You can download it on Thingiverse. You will need to also print two of the Skadis Universal Hooks to attach to it.

Baby Rattle Mallet for Simon

Small and large mallets
Simon’s baby mallet

Simon’s first birthday is coming up, so I thought I would make him a new toy. I made a small wooden mallet which rattles and finished it with tung oil.

The head is just some scrap 2×4 and the handle is part of an oak dowel. After squaring up the 2×4 and cutting the top off, I drilled out the inside and used a chisel to straighten the edges. I put a few rocks from the yard inside and glued the top back on.

The handle was glued in a 1″ hole drilled using a forstner bit.

Vanity Lights

Vanity light
Amanda’s Vanity Light

I made Amanda some vanity lights for her makeup area in the bedroom. The bathrooms are too small for her to put a chair in, so she made her own area, but it did not have enough light. I built a wall panel to mount lights and a mirror on.