Upcycling & DIY

letter z bookshelf
wood

Making the letter Z

It’s made of 3 large elements and a few smaller ones. Spruce and pine, some pieces were supposed to be ebony stained. But when I finished cutting them I noticed there were too many knots in them and probably the stain wouldn’t soak in properly. It is upcycled wood, commercial pallets, completely different size than …

letter k
wood

Making the letter K

I think it looks great above the fireplace. Very original and unique. Way better than a mirror or a cheap picture. The pieces are joined by glue and pocket screws. Sanded and ebony stained. Very soft in touch. The wood grain texture is nicely exposed, the stain was wiped off just after application. It is …

tactix tape measure
tools

Summer tools, edition 2017

Tactix tape measure is a beauty! Dual-sided blade printing for maximum visibility and large magnetized hook. It is perfect for someone who prefers using millimeters rather than inches. It can be extended to approx. 220 cm before it breaks. DIYed table saw. It uses Ryobi EWS1150RS circular saw and homemade mini table. I have 2 blades …

unbreakable garden bench
wood

Unbreakable garden bench

The idea was to build something extremely sturdy, something that even kids will never break. And another thing was to build something weatherproof. I got some reclaimed wood from work. Cut into pieces, rounded the edges using my router. Sanding, staining and assembling. Drilling holes for heavy duty bolts wasn’t easy at all. It’s good …

glass

Cut and polished bottles

Mostly bottles, jars from time to time. Various colours, shapes and sizes. Exchanged for pallets and building materials. Never sold any of them. Maybe the asking price was a little too much for some people. And it wasn’t cheap! To cut the bottles I’m using a jig, homemade, second generation, the first one couldn’t manage …

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