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Rustic Signs At The Harmony Spring Fling

The Event

The shop was out on the road Saturday, March 25th in  Harmony, FL at the annual Spring Fling. We brought all our rustic signs and pine clocks from overflow to display. First of all, it was a great time. We talked to lots of folk and received lots of custom orders. Secondly, We tried something new this year and fabricated impromptu display racks to keep everything organized. As a result, this kept the bulk of the signs our of everyone’s way.

Rustic Signs Photos

We displayed the large signs on the right side of the booth. Consequently, almost all the inventory fit on a single display thanks to the new rack. You can also see the rustic shutters we make as well sitting there against the tent post. We make those in both the darker stain shown and in a white distressed color like the farmhouse sign:

Large Rustic Signs Rack
Large Rustic Signs Rack

On the left side we displayed some of the new clocks we have built and kept the smaller signs in a floor rack. Most of all, it gave customers a chance to see all the different varieties in one area.

Small Rustic Signs Rack
Small Rustic Signs Rack

The welcome sign below didn’t last long. I think it was the first thing sold. Also the new aqua colored stain seemed to be popular at the event. As a result, we really need to create more items using that stain.

Rustic Welcome Signs and Pine Quilt Rack
New aqua stain welcome sign and a lone quilt rack waiting to be bought

Overall it was a great time and we have signed up for the next events at Harmony as well so be on the look out for us. If you need more information and just want to mark you calendars use their website at http://www.harmonyflevents.com/. It always is the source for the most up to date information.

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New Project: Large Dining Table

We recently built this rustic pine furniture dining table not only to add to the rustic pine decor we provide, but to determine the effort needed to build it since it was our first time building furniture. We deviated from the online plans because to make it to the room size we needed to use  5 planks across to make it nice and wide.  We needed the HUGE Thanksgiving dinner type appeal.

Day 1

It starts with a considerable amount of 2×4 work just to get the foundation underway. It also takes some creative miter saw cutting. This went together easy in a day and we let the glue dry overnight. The plans for the footings differ, not only to improve the ease of cutting them with the tools we have, but to give them more width for stability.

Rustic Pine Furniture - Beginning The Legs

Day 2

Day 2 is really all about the sanding and assembly of the first two pieces now that everything is dry. Once complete you end up with two pieces that look like the following:

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Day 3

On Day 3 the two end sections are joined together which determines the final length of the table. The holes get plugged,  the rest gets sanded and stained. The raw pine looks like this before staining:

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Day 4

The top goes together with pivot screws and 2x10s. Even though we since have done different lengths, this one used 5 2x10s to give the final width. A word of warning:  it’s extremely heavy and will take at least 2 people to move from now on.

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Day 6

Tabletops take a ridiculous amount of sanding and leveling, but after 2 days this one was ready for stain. The top and bottom sections were assembled in the house and are moderately heavy. Here it is sitting in its final placement in the dining room of the home:

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We of course mounted the top indoors to make it easier to get into the home. If is wasn’t for the french front doors it could have been a significant challenge. The final touch was to buy some chairs to match. All said and done about 7 days to make.

Summary

Overall with time and materials it would cost between $800 to $1500 dollars to build this type of rustic pine furniture. Mainly due to the sanding and staining time of the top, but it is a considerable amount of effort to assemble it.

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Welcome To Wood Is Amazing

Welcome to Wood Is Amazing!

Wood Is Amazing in an online storefront and tutorial site for woodworking projects. We are located in Orlando, Florida and do all kinds of projects. Once they are completed we take them to local art fairs and craft shows, but a large portion of them are sold online.

You can find all of our store items under the shop menu. Feel free to browse around and ask questions about our products and projects.