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Simple to build and easy to rearrange, this wall calendar is a quick weekend project. But you’ll be using it to keep track of the days and months for years to come.
The paint for the poplar parts of the calendar is from Benjamin Moore, “Waters Edge” (#1635) and “Van Deusen Blue” (#HC- 156). Both of these are Aura Matte finishes. The stencil paint is from Dick Blick, Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint in “Blacktop Black.”
A flip-top tool stand, a handy router table, and an assembly cart add capability to the one-wall workshop. Best of all, they tuck out of the way when they aren’t in use.
The carts were painted with Benjamin Moore’s “Rendezvous Bay” (eggshell). The tools sliders, and the tops of the assembly cart, and flip-top cart are finished with two coats of spray lacquer (satin). The plastic laminate for the router table is “Sandcastle” from Nevamar.
The compact, stacked trays of this craft center provide loads of storage. Then when you’re ready to work, they cantilever out for quick and easy access.
The sewing box was stained with a mixture of three parts Zar cherry stain and one part Wood Kote Jel'd stain (cherry). Then it was sprayed with two coats of lacquer.
Frame and panel construction and brass hardware give this trunk its heirloom look. But it’s the domed top that provides the woodworking challenge.
The trunk was stained with one coat of Varathane Premium Wood Stain in “Gunstock,” followed by a light coat of lacquer to lock in the stain. After the lacquer dried, I applied one coat of General Finishes Glaze in “Van Dyke Brown.” The trunk was then sprayed with a couple of coats of flat lacquer.
To get the trunk hinges and steel trunk tacks to match the antique-brass look of the other hardware pieces, I soaked them in a brass aging solution.