Friday Favorites–Wood Crafts

These collections are usually curated over time and written out a little in advance, but after dinner last night I mentioned to my son that I still needed to write my Friday Favorites post for this week.  I also told him I had no idea what the topic would be, trying to keep the panic out of my voice.  I didn’t expect a response, but he actually replied with a thoughtful “Hmm.”  That stopped me in my tracks, waiting to see what was coming next.  He said “How about lumber?”  That may sound a little out of left field to you, but I knew exactly where it was coming from.  For almost a year, my son has been working at our local Home Depot, in the lumber department.  Today is his last day.  He’s taking a couple of months off before he heads for Navy basic training.  He needs a little time to get everything, including himself, ready to go.  Knowing that, there was no way I was turning down his idea, especially since it was a good one.  After all, this is the same guy who made that amazing wood ring box for his sister’s wedding.

These cutting boards from Woodworking Adventures caught my eye right away, because I made something just like it when I took woodshop class in middle school.  Yep, I come from the olden days when it was a required class, along with sewing and cooking.

Cutting Boards from Woodworking Adventures
Cutting Boards from Woodworking Adventures

This Glow Table from mikeasaurus on Instructables looks like something my husband would love.

Glow Table from mikeasaurus on Instructables
Glow Table from mikeasaurus on Instructables

Since we’re talking about my husband, will someone drop the hint that this Double Chair Bench with Table from DIY Projects with Pete would be perfect on our front porch?

Double Chair Bench with Table from DIY Pete
Double Chair Bench with Table from DIY Pete

Learn how to make a Viking Beer Mug from bricobart on Instructables the manly-man way, no power tools involved.

Viking Beer Mug from bricobart on Instructables
Viking Beer Mug from bricobart on Instructables

This Scrap Wood Fireplace on Shannon Berrey is beautiful.  I always love a good before and after!

Fireplace Redo from Shannon Berrey
Fireplace Redo from Shannon Berrey

This one is especially for my son – How to Make a Homemade Long Bow with Wood from the Hardware Store from Survivalist Prepper.  Maybe he can pick up the supplies before he comes home today.

Homemade Long Bow from Survivalist Prepper
Homemade Long Bow from Survivalist Prepper

This One Board Minimalist Chair from More Cowbell on Instructables seems like a great idea.  It can be taken apart and stored, perfect for camping or apartment dwellers.

One Board Minimalist Chair from More Cowbell on Instructables
One Board Minimalist Chair from More Cowbell on Instructables

If you have access to a scroll saw, let Sew Woodsy show you how to make your own wooden letters.

Cut Letters Using a Scroll Saw from Sew Woodsy
Cut Letters Using a Scroll Saw from Sew Woodsy

With Halloween around the corner, it seemed a shame not to share these Mechanical Monster Hands from NathanSellers on Instructables.

Mechanical Monster Hands from NathanSellers on Instructables
Mechanical Monster Hands from NathanSellers on Instructables

This Playhouse Frame from Ana White is cute décor, but I think it would be the best blanket fort base ever.

Playhouse Frame from Ana White
Playhouse Frame from Ana White

I love curating my Friday Favorites each week, and I want to make sure that the talented people who have created these projects are fully acknowledged for their work.  Before you pin or share, please click through the link or photo to the originating website.  You can also find all the projects each week on my Friday Favorites Pinterest board.  Thank you!