Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Whiteboard Frames for Vicky's Bakery

As I've said before, I've been appearing at the local Farmer's Market.  (Perhaps "appearing" isn't the correct word... it makes it sound like I'm performing there.)

Anyway, a great baker there named Vicky needed some new signs for her display.

I used pine and made a frame similar to the blackboard frames I made here. Each frame piece has a groove cut into the inner edges that fits the whiteboard.  You can buy whiteboard at most DIY type building stores.

She needed the signs to stand, so I put a cross piece on the back with a small hinge to another "leg" piece.

This probably shows it better:

A small chain keeps the leg from going out too far. I painted "Vicky's Bakery" and a small drawing of a rolling pin, canister, pastry and pie:

I made two signs, one is used for bread (this is Vicky's mom sitting behind it and delicious bread in front)

The second sign is the same width but longer (this is Vicky and her brother with her boxes of pies for sale)
When she sells out of a particular type of pie or bread, she wipes that one off her list. Vicky often sells out or leaves the market with very few products left.

Any weight gain I get over the next few weeks will be blamed on Vicky, her pies are delicious,  last week I brought home an apple AND a blueberry... YUMMY!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Products for Delaney Bay Cheese Market

There's a new place in town... a Cheese Shop!

Every variety of cheese you could imagine as well as some unique products are in this cute little store that sits on the edge of Trout Lake. The owner, Lonnie Reed has agreed to take some of my wooden items to sell.

I made two cheese boards, one is solid maple and 21 1/2" long x 5 3/4" wide and 1" thick, with a hole cut out either for a handle or to hang it by (or both!)  Here's how it looked before a finish was put on it:

And here it is while it's being coated with mineral oil, which just really brings out the grain:

The other board is maple and cherry, striped,  and is 8 1/2"  5 3/4" long x 1" thick.  Again, this shows the board without any coating:

And here it is with the mineral oil:

and a closeup:

I also made a sign for Lonnie to put inside her shop (a tutorial on how I design and paint my signs is here)

...and a sign to hang outside.  This says OPEN on one side and CLOSED on the other and hangs on hooks from the deck railing.  She wanted something visible from the road so I made a sign with very clear black letters on a white background.

Hopefully if you are in the North Bay, Ontario region you stop by when you see the OPEN sign!

Best of luck with your store, Lonnie and thank you for the orders!

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Can't find time for Blogging

I just can't seem to find the time to be a blogger! I have loads of photos in my camera, and lots of projects to share, but spending time in the shop working on orders has used up most of my time.

So, I'll just post a photo of my husband and my two beautiful dogs and try and blog again soon.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Barn Board Bench

I made a bench out of old barn board.

You basically need five pieces.  I didn't have wide enough wood so I glued together two 6' pieces side-by-side which gave me about an 11 1/2" width and then I cut that into three pieces for the top and legs.

The height of the legs is 18", so I cut two and then cut out the V shape.

The top piece is about 3' long.

The side pieces are scraps of 3 1/2" wide boards that I put a 45 degree cut on each end as you can see from the photo.

Everything was nailed together, and then the cut edges were covered with my not-so-secret recipe which I will share in a day or two when I organize the photos.

This is an old looking, very solid bench that is easy to make and similar to my bench I posted here, except it has the two side pieces instead of a middle piece.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Tavern Blackboard

Another blackboard!
I made the pine frame and hand painted the wine glass, mug and TAVERN lettering.
The word "Specials" is painted in white so it's permanent.

(quite a few people at the Farmer's Market a few weeks ago got a laugh over the chalked in offer)

The outside measurements of the frame are  22 1/2" x 13 1/2"