Woodworking Project #1: Wood Piece Basket ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Woodworking Project #1: Wood Piece Basket


Last week, I was a little tricky and shared the Wood Scrap Vase as my first woodworking project ever...  But it was really made with the scraps of the project that I'm sharing with you today!

That was just a teaser, but here is the whole process of how I made this Wood Piece Basket!


Wooden Basket (1st woodworking project!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


By the way, this is not a tutorial.  I just wanted to show off my new-found woodworking skills to you all.  Yay!

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I started with this huge piece of lumber taller than me, plus a couple other pieces you'll see later.

I used a table saw to rip it into six skinny pieces on the right.


Wooden Basket (1st woodworking project!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Using a chop saw or miter saw, each skinny piece was turned into lots of tiny pieces.

Wooden Basket (1st woodworking project!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Then, I sanded each piece down to give the edges a bit of a shape.


Wooden Basket (1st woodworking project!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Now of the handle!  We used a piece of plywood and a short piece of half-round.


Wooden Basket (1st woodworking project!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Tracing the template, I used the bandsaw to cut out the shape, then sanded it down.


Wooden Basket (1st woodworking project!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Then using another template, I started using wood glue and a nail gun to attach the pieces row by row until it made a basket shape.


Wooden Basket (1st woodworking project!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Then, I used a funny little wooden holder so it would be easy to build the other side of the basket.


Wooden Basket (1st woodworking project!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


And voila!  I was going to fill the holes and stain or paint the wood... but once again my mom wanted it natural.


Wooden Basket (1st woodworking project!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


I still love how geometric it is from the top, don't you?


Wooden Basket (1st woodworking project!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Overall, I'm happy with the first project I ever made because I learned a ton of new skills while making something to hold random fruit and goodies for my mom.  Yes, I gifted it to her as well because I could not figure out where this would fit into my decor.

What would you use this basket for?


Wooden Basket (1st woodworking project!) on Diane's Vintage Zest!


7 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodness, this is amazing. Lovely work.

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  2. Your basket is stunning!

    I hope you will share it with our Thursday Link Up Party- Idea box:

    http://milaslittlethings.com/2015/03/idea-box-thursday-link-party.html

    xx

    Mila

    milaslittlethings.com

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  3. This is such a cool basket! I like it a lot better than my metal, store-bought baskets! Great work!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  4. This turned our really cute! I love the idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  5. Thank you! I'm not sure I could recreate it again, but it was so fun!

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  6. Thank you! I didn't like it at first, but it is growing on me. :)

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