So, my laptop has decided to go to laptop heaven. Its been an interesting couple of days, my screen has acted like a scene out of The Ring. Its been going static white and grey and black...just waiting for some long haired girl to crawl out of it. Good visual? haha.Well, its not very fun at night when I'm in deep thought and then wham! white screen. Yes, its a little freaky.
Well, now I have a new laptop and the resolution seems to be stuck on annoying. It just won't go to a high enough resolution, so I apologize before hand if these pictures are little crazy...its quite a challenge editing things when you don't quite know what they really look like.
Now to get on to things.... I've been wanting to make some simple crates for awhile now, I think they are the perfect place to store blankets and pillows and what not when you are really low on storage space, as I am....a.k.a. the whole no closets in the house thing. Yeah. It gets pretty annoying sometimes, but it makes me improvise. And the crate is one of those improvisations.
- 2-3 cedar planks
- one 2x2
- nail gun (or nails and hammer)
Step 2: Secure two pieces of the same size plank to one of the 2x2s. Have it flush on top and bottom. Do this to both sides. (I started mine with the longest planks). I then took the other two long planks and did the same thing.
Step 3: Stand the nailed pieces up and place one of the smaller cut planks on the bottom, nail in place.
Step 4: Place the next plank on the top, make it flush, and nail. Just a hint, to make flush without crazy finger placement that may or may not be in the way of the nail gun, turn the whole thing upside down and finish it like in step 3. Do this to the other side too with the left over planks.
Now you should have all four sides done and secure. If you are using this for something heavy duty, make sure to secure everything with wood glue before you throw in the nails.
Have a good week and Happy Valentines day!