OH and his ish projects

Have you made something and want to show it off? This is the place for your photos or just talk about the things that you have made or would like to make. All crafts from knitting and crochet to woodwork, in fact anything that you have made!
User avatar
Graye
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 800
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:07 pm
Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

OH and his ish projects

Post: #159513 Graye
Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:39 pm

I complained (very mildly) about our rather hideous TV stand one afternoon. That evening OH disappeared down into his garage and I could hear hammering and planing. A few hours later he came back with this! The materials used were four pieces of the trunks from our mammoth Leylandii trimming exercise and a couple of bits of left over pine pieces, plus a couple of chunks of maple he picked up from our local woodland path. Total outlay? Zero! I think it looks great, a huge improvement on the monstrosity we had. I'll be waxing it when I drum up the energy (too hot here to do anything at the moment).

Image
Growing old is much better then the alternative!

prison break fan
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 907
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:44 am
Location: West Sussex

Re: OH and his ish projects

Post: #159518 prison break fan
Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:43 pm

oh lucky you!! pbf.

lazyspice
Barbara Good
Barbara Good
Posts: 154
Joined: Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:58 am
Location: Herts.

Re: OH and his ish projects

Post: #159523 lazyspice
Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:26 pm

Love it! :cheers:
Image

User avatar
red
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 6513
Joined: Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:59 pm
Location: Devon UK
Contact:

Re: OH and his ish projects

Post: #159524 red
Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:34 pm

very nice
Red

I like like minded people... a bit like minded anyway.. well people with bits of their minds that are like the bits of my mind that I like...

my website: colour it green

etsy shop

blog

User avatar
Silver Ether
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 1284
Joined: Fri May 18, 2007 4:31 pm
Location: in amongs the roots of Mercia
Contact:

Re: OH and his ish projects

Post: #159529 Silver Ether
Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:46 pm

what I really like .. is the fact that your tv is not the focal point of the room ... nice table by the way :flower:
http://silverether.wordpress.com/

http://www.folksy.com/shops/Silverether

You can be as self-asservative as you like, I said, just so long as you do what you're told.' Esme Weatherwax.

Martina
Living the good life
Living the good life
Posts: 293
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:36 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada
Contact:

Re: OH and his ish projects

Post: #159541 Martina
Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:46 am

What an attentive Guy! Lucky You---and nice table!!
You can see my photos at------
http://www.flickr.com/photos/40007483@N05/

User avatar
Millymollymandy
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 17637
Joined: Tue May 10, 2005 6:09 am
Location: Brittany, France

Re: OH and his ish projects

Post: #159549 Millymollymandy
Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:20 am

That's really lovely Graye - you are lucky to have such a clever hubby! :cheers:
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)


http://chateaumoorhen.blogspot.com/

User avatar
wolfsong
Barbara Good
Barbara Good
Posts: 167
Joined: Fri May 22, 2009 10:30 am
Location: Canterbury, Kent

Re: OH and his ish projects

Post: #159590 wolfsong
Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:35 pm

fabulous! and you say it took a coupla hours?
i wish things would get made that fast around here...
As I ping from tree to tree I wonder... why do I seem to have transformed into a pinging tree-dwelling thing?

becks77
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 1439
Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:49 pm
Location: Hailsham East Sussex

Re: OH and his ish projects

Post: #159600 becks77
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:26 pm

Really lovely and so ish
"no-one can make you feel inferior without your permission"

ina
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 7699
Joined: Sun May 22, 2005 9:16 pm
Location: Kincardineshire, Scotland

Re: OH and his ish projects

Post: #159612 ina
Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:11 pm

Nice coffee table. Shame about the TV... :wink:
Ina
I'm a size 10, really; I wear a 20 for comfort. (Gina Yashere)

User avatar
Thomzo
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 4274
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2007 1:42 pm
Location: Swindon, South West England

Re: OH and his ish projects

Post: #159614 Thomzo
Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:21 pm

That looks fab.

Zoe
Think globally, shop locally
Check out my blog at http://designedbyzoe.blogspot.com/
http://www.thomzo.co.uk

User avatar
Graye
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 800
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:07 pm
Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

Re: OH and his ish projects

Post: #159625 Graye
Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:47 pm

It looks much better since I waxed it this afternoon too...

Ina, we have this TV for some very strange reasons. We don't have one in the UK because OH has a "thing" about the BBC and licences. And when we lived full-time in Spain we didn't have one, even though they have no TV licence. But A TV licence is part and parcel of your taxes bill in France unless you don't have an aerial - when you can claim exemption. It doesn't matter if you have no TV, the aerial (or dish) is the crucial part. As we have a dish on the very apex of our very tall roof which was installed by the previous tenants it almost broke OH's heart to have to pay a TV licence here. We don't have any ladders tall enough to get the dish down ourselves.

Then a couple of months ago an English couple in a nearby village just abandoned their house and handed the keys to the bank (something which is happening quite often with ex-pats living in the Eurozone at the moment). Someone in the village did the house clearance and couldn't get the TV to work (not surprising as it is an English TV which is not compatible with the ordinary French system). We actually found it dumped by a bin in our village awaiting collection by the rubbish van. So we hauled it home and when we were back in the UK last October I bought a digibox at our local auction for £6. So now we have a spanking TV receiving UK TV stations. OH is happy because he watches Match of the Day and I'm happy because I'm a Classic fm fan.
Growing old is much better then the alternative!

ina
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 7699
Joined: Sun May 22, 2005 9:16 pm
Location: Kincardineshire, Scotland

Re: OH and his ish projects

Post: #159628 ina
Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:57 pm

You don't have to justify the TV, honestly - I was just saying the table would look good even without the telly on top! And I'm sure you are not the kind of people who have the blimming thing on 20 hours a day...

I had an aerial in the last house I lived, too - which, of course, made the licence people very suspicious. Never had a TV, never will have one (OK, ask me again when I'm 90), and, like you, I really didn't think it should be my job to climb up the house to remove the aerial... Stupid system, that, in France. The previous owners should be obliged to remove the aerial, if you don't need it. :?
Ina

I'm a size 10, really; I wear a 20 for comfort. (Gina Yashere)

User avatar
StripyPixieSocks
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 1175
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:34 pm
Location: Carnyorth, Cornwall

Re: OH and his ish projects

Post: #159632 StripyPixieSocks
Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:35 pm

That's really lovely! I love the wibbly strip under the table top... beautiful :D

User avatar
the.fee.fairy
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 4635
Joined: Fri May 05, 2006 5:38 pm
Location: Jiangsu, China
Contact:

Re: OH and his ish projects

Post: #159734 the.fee.fairy
Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:49 pm

That's gorgeous - very rustic! (i mean that in a good way...)


Return to “Looks like we made it”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests