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Lou LoGiudice
Oct 28, 2018
In In the Garden, balcony...
I made this Gothic Gate from the handles of an old wheel barrow. These are the wooden handles I used to make this. The first step was to cut the top of each handle. I cut them at 15" each. These will be used as the side posts. Then I cut 1 at 15", 2 at 14", 2 at 12" and 2 at 11" For the 2 11" pieces I used the tapered shape piece that was used to support the barrow to the frame and handles. I cut them to 11" then ripped them down to match the width of the other pickets. I used a biscuit joiner to assemble the pickets. Using wood glue I assembled the pickets with with gaps in between them. Then added cross braces on the back to further support the unit. Using a french curve I drew a line from the first picket to the middle one, then repeated that on the other side. Then cut along the line using the band saw, giving me the arch shape I wanted. Next I added the side posts but they ended up bing too long. I didn't want to shorten the bottom square portion because the length of the posts will not be proportioned to the pickets. So I cut off the tips of each post. Then removed 2" inches off the top of the posts Then using CA glue I attached the rounded tops to the posts. By doing this the side posts proportionally match the pickets. Added a white wash. Added the decorative knocker and a flower box. I hope you found this tutorial helpful.
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Lou LoGiudice
Aug 02, 2018
In In the kitchen
Using a leftover piece of walnut I made a decorative top for this empty spice jar. On the lathe I made the top to fit over the original bottle ca p and secured it using 2 part epoxy. Then I added the decorative tile on the top. I plan on making more of these for other spices. I'll make different shapes, use different species of wood and different decorative tiles, making my spice collection different and unique. Watch the embedded video and see how I made it. If you have a lathe this is an easy project, I encourage you to make one. You'll be so satisfied with the result that you will want all your spice jars to be this beautiful.
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Lou LoGiudice
Jun 09, 2018
In In the Garden, balcony...
Using some teak I made an A-Frame shelving unit. The unit consists of 3 different size shelves. The bottom one measures 40 inches long, the middle is 32 inches long and the top is 20 inches long. Each shelf is 11 inches wide and are supported by tin rods. The total height of the unit is 39 inches and I finished it with teak oil. Check out the embedded video and watch how I made it.
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Lou LoGiudice
Apr 23, 2018
In In the kitchen
I made a mason jar centerpiece using pallet wood, mason jars, chalk paint and a bees wax/mineral oil finish. First I made calk paint using 3 parts paint, 1 part plaster of paris and water. This recipe is compliments of DIYTyler. I painted the jars, scraped some of the paint off to give it a rustic look and sealed them with a bees wax and mineral oil finish. Using pallet wood I made a simple tray to fit the 3 jars. Then I soaked fine steel wool in white vinegar for a week, then brushed that solution on the pallet wood tray. Watch the embedded video and watch how I made it and also learn to make your own chalk paint.
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Lou LoGiudice
Mar 09, 2018
In In the kitchen
I made this Irish Flag Shamrock using a piece of scrap plywood. This is a really easy project, if you can use a band saw or jig saw you too can make this. Watch the YouTube video and see the tip I included on how to get perfect straight paint lines without any paint bleeding under the tape.
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Lou LoGiudice
Feb 16, 2018
In In soggiorno
Mi rende molto felice quando ottengo il legno gratis. Un negozio di falegnameria vicino a casa mia mi ha dato un po 'di legna monkey pod. Ho fatto un disco volante con esso.
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Lou LoGiudice
Feb 16, 2018
In In the living room
Nothing makes me happier than getting free wood. There is a woodworking shop near my home and they gave me some monkey pod that was leftover from a job. I turned this piece into a flying saucer lamp.
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Lou LoGiudice
Jan 28, 2018
In In the living room
The use of pallet wood is limitless. This piece of artwork was made using pallet wood, some silk flowers and a miniature tin watering can I picked up at a flea market. With very little out of pocket cost you can make amazing items to decorate your home. Watch the YouTube video and see how it was made.
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Lou LoGiudice
Jan 08, 2018
In In the Bedroom
This valentine decoration was made using pallet wood. First I drew the shape of a heart on the pallet then cut it out using a jig saw. I did nail some strips across the boards to keep them together, once the heart was cut out, I removed the strips and glued the boards together. Did some minor sanding and shaping with a palm sander and glued the heart to a backer board. Once the glue was dry I painted it using the fluid acrylic pour technique. Watch the imbedded YouTube video and see how easy this project is. If you would like to learn how to make these paints please feel free to contact me.
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Lou LoGiudice
Dec 28, 2017
In In the kitchen
In this video I hand turned some wood from a discarded chair to make a decorative cover for a jar lid. This jar is now transformed to a gift worthy item. Fill it with candy, cookies, nuts or whatever you like and it will be the perfect gift then can be reused.
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Lou LoGiudice
Dec 07, 2017
In In the kitchen
Using the wood from a broken chair I made a chip and dip platter. After cleaning up the wood on the planar I glued them together and created to panels. I hand turned those panels into the plate and a lid for the glass bowl. I finished it using mineral oil and beeswax which is food safe. Watch the YouTube Video and see how I made it.
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Lou LoGiudice
Dec 04, 2017
In In the Bedroom
I found an old piece of wood that was used by a mason to create concrete forms. Using it and some worn pallet wood I turned it into a rustic wooden decoration. After cleaning up the wood I glued the the cracks to make a solid stable piece. Then I took a board from an old pallet and made a simple frame around it. Coated with some watered down acrylic white paint then added some gray stain. then I attached an old rustic door knob I picked up at a craft store.
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Lou LoGiudice
Nov 30, 2017
In In the living room
What would you do with an old 12 glass panel door you found on the side of the road? I would make a curio cabinet with it! I made this curio cabinet out of all reclaimed materials, an old 12 panel glass door and pallets. The mirror, hinges, light and knob were the only unused items. I used Varathane weathered gray stain and Minwax wipe on polyurethane for the finish to give it a faux barn wood appearance. Check out the YouTube video and see how I made it.
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Lou LoGiudice
Nov 28, 2017
In In the Garden, balcony...
In this video I made a lazy Susan for the picnic table I built. Using left over 2x8's from the picnic table build, I cut 2 semi circles on the band saw and joined them together using the biscuit joiner. Then I attached the lazy Susan hardware and put a coat of weather proofing. Thanks for watching. Please share, comment and subscribe.
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Lou LoGiudice
Nov 24, 2017
In In the Bathroom
Here's an easy way of creating some abstract art. The color combinations and designs are endless! In this video I combined all my left over acrylic pour paints to create these two paintings. This type of painting is called acrylic pour and this technique is called a "Dirty Pour/Flip Cup". These paints are easy to make by mixing acrylic paints and water, a 50:50 ratio by weight not volume.
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Lou LoGiudice
Nov 23, 2017
In In the Bedroom
I generate a lot of scrap wood Scrap wood cut into trapezoids to make an art piece. In this project I used up some wood from my scrap bins to create an art piece. When cutting the wood into trapezoids the three short side must be equal length to get a solid triangle. I used pine with 3 different shades of stain, which gives a 3D effect. A better way of making a piece like this is to use 3 different types of wood with various shades and left natural. The stain I used was Polyshades which is a combination of poly and stain.
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Lou LoGiudice
Nov 22, 2017
In In the Bathroom
In this video I made a bathroom towel cabinet using reclaimed materials. The only materials I purchased to make this project were the handles and the paint. The rest were salvaged from discarded items. Total cost: less than $20.00 and a little blood, sweat and tears. Thank you for watching and please subscribe if you haven't already. Sharing and commenting is very appreciated.
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Lou LoGiudice
Nov 22, 2017
In In the living room
Trinacria the Flag of Sicily. In this video I made the Flag of Sicily which is red and yellow with the head of Madusa in the center with 3 bent running legs and 3 ears of wheat. The red represent the city of Palermo and the yellow represents the city of Corleone. Those two cities with the first to rebel against the government of King Charles I, who was the French born son of King Louis the VIII. King Charles I, ruled the Island of Sicily and Naples in the 13th century. After transferring the image onto wood, I outlined with with a wood burner. Using the band saw and the scroll saw I cut around the image. With the Dremel, I sanded to the final shape. I used water color pencils to color in the image. The backer board with made using re-sawed plywood cut into rectangles. On the router I made a chamfer on all 4 sides to give the appearance of subway tile. i used tinted varnish to color the red and yellow sections of the flag. Then made a simple fram
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Lou LoGiudice
Nov 22, 2017
In In the kitchen
Segmentation : Clyde the Rooster In this video I made a segmentation rooster using scrap wood. Clyde belongs to one of my subscribers who has shown a lot of support to my channel. To show some gratitude I made her this segmentation Rooster. I tinted clear shellac with colors that best match Clyde. I used Zinsser clear shellac and Mixol tints. Varathane Wood Stain Antique White and Barn Red.
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Lou LoGiudice
Nov 22, 2017
In In the Garden, balcony...
We needed a new picnic table so I built one. Another thing crossed off the honey do list. Materials: 9 2x8's ( 2 were pressure treated ) 4 2x6's 3 2x4's 3 inch deck screws 1 1/2 inch deck screws 4 3/8" carriage bolts, 4 inches long, 4 3/8" nuts and 4 washers (all galvanized) Weather proof deck sealer water proof construction adhesive I got the plans for this table from This Old House. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyB8mFXZdEI
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