Amanda and I built a simple box for a raised garden bed. Its about 8x4ft and 12in tall. It held a lot of dirt. We bought 1 yard from the local city compost place and it took almost all of the dirt to fill it.
We used this guys design from his youtube video. It’s really just a big box with some 2×4 rails on top.
The little plants need to grow a little more before being moved.
I was wanting a small bowl to put my spoon on for when I make coffee in the mornings. I had a scrap oak board and used the angle grinder with a sand flap disk to carve out a long shallow bowl. I finished it with tung oil and it is working well.
A different type of wood or with a closed grain would work better I think, but since this doesn’t see much use it will do.
The angle grinder took out most of the material, I used a belt grinder to smooth the flats, and then hand sanded with 220 grit sandpaper.
I made Simon a little wooden toy car, it’s kind of like one of the pinewood derby cars. I cut it out from scrap 2×4 and 3d printed the wheels.
I tried using nails first, but I couldn’t find any with a good fit. Simon was getting too impatient at the store, so I bought a multi-box, but didn’t have any luck with what was in it. I ended up using some small screws instead.
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.