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!
By the way, this is not a tutorial. I just wanted to show off my new-found woodworking skills to you all. Yay!
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.
Using a chop saw or miter saw, each skinny piece was turned into lots of tiny pieces.
Then, I sanded each piece down to give the edges a bit of a shape.
Now of the handle! We used a piece of plywood and a short piece of half-round.
Tracing the template, I used the bandsaw to cut out the shape, then sanded it down.
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.
Then, I used a funny little wooden holder so it would be easy to build the other side of the basket.
And voila! I was going to fill the holes and stain or paint the wood... but once again my mom wanted it natural.
I still love how geometric it is from the top, don't you?
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?