Making things from wood is usually not my forte...I can manage the simple things like cutting boards or cake boards, but when it comes to anything with 2 or more sides for some reason the wood seems to get a mind of it's own! No matter how careful I am measuring & remeasuring you can bet that at least one piece (& more often than not...ALL pieces) end up being very slightly different & of course when you are aiming to end up with a square or rectangle at the end of it, that millimetre difference is like a foot!
On Saturday however Lauretta over on CDHM held the most wonderful class to make a roll top bread box so I was determined to have a go.
There I was all prepared to work along with the class but...guess what...yep, I'd worked out the time difference incorrectly & as I logged on the class was finishing!! So, you see not only can I not measure wood but I can't work figures either :-)) Thank goodness, as a CDHM member, I can access the past classes & "have a go" whenever I want. So as I was cooking dinner last night I was also cutting & sanding & gluing & here is my humble result!
Typically though, I didn't have the correct pieces of wood needed , so had to improvise with the slats at the front....they should be half the width of mine but it was a case of "make do" with what I had. Once it was finished I decided I fancied the "shabby" well used look, distressed it & filled it with some of my breads!
Thank you Lauretta & CDHM......a wonderful class!
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