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With this weekend project, you can provide a more attractive spot to hang your towels than a doorknob or shower door. And it features some essential woodworking skills, as well.
The towel rack is stained with a mixture of three parts ZAR Cherry Stain and one part Wood Kote Jel'd Cherry Stain. Then it's sprayed with two coats of lacquer.
All it takes is a gentle breeze to set this mechanical marvel in motion. It’s sure to catch everyone’s eye, and it’s a great opportunity to try a little free-form shaping using hand tools.
The whirligig was painted with a white primer, then it got a coat of "Electric Blue" for the body. Highlights are in red, black, and yellow. All the paints are from Benjamin Moore.
Upgrade your fireplace by adding a custom-built surround. Basic construction makes it simple to build and you’ll find easy-to-follow instructions for customizing it to suit your fireplace.
The veneer is available from a number of woodworking suppliers. The fireplace surround was stained with "Early American" oil stain from Varathane and sprayed with two coats of lacquer.