Capers Landrum Cauthen finds old wood that’s headed for the landfill and gives it new life as furniture that’s overflowing with character. [quote]“I started grabbing the wood from job sites or the pieces of wood that were piled at the end of the road on Sunday afternoons. Sometimes I would find a 200-year-old piece of wood,” he says. “These days it’s called recycling, but I guess I’m just a scavenger.”[/quote]. Read more at the Charleston City Paper.
You can probably tell we’ve got fresh air on our minds over here at WSW. It’s no wonder with the summer air coming in and people like Adam at Lumberjocks showing off a pair of amazing cedar loungers that we’re totally jealous of.
Did you accidentally invite too many people to your cookout? Or maybe that lawnchair finally gave up after a few too many UV rays? Playatech has free plans for furniture you can not only build from simple materials, but can be disassembled for transport and storage.
A nice outdoor chair you can build with dimensional lumber? Better build two! Free plans over at Popular Woodworking.
The most nervewracking part of building a shelf are drilling all of those holes for the shelf-pins, and you’ve got two options: fixed shelves, or finding a good jig. Greg Portland has a good review of the options on the market right now over at Sawmill Creek.