Corbels, Windows and Plywood

Hi everyone, Seeing as how this 16 degree morning has forced us to remain indoors. We decided to post some updates on our progress. Of course we could clean, or do laundry, or just sit in front of the tele. watching these mindless talk shows. But not us, we are working together to do it all. minus the mindless. I almost like that ¨minus the mindless¨. The mindless gibberish of the entertainment industry.

 This tiny house of ours is taking shape. We have applied the hardie siding, added some corbels, and installed a few windows.

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All Natural Walnut Stain

You might not find putting stain on something very interesting but what about making a homemade all natural Walnut stain?  My way involved a fire, a big mess and a lot of fun learning something new.

 I wanted to stain some trim and I have heard of making a stain out of walnuts and Im lucky enough to have walnut trees right here at my house.

First I had to do some research on how to make it.  The method is pretty simple. The video above is the one I based my method off of. The only thing I did differently was cook mine over a fire. The guy in the video cooked his on the stove. Walnut stain in my kitchen? I think not.

Warning: Wear rubber gloves. If you get it on your hands it will be on there a long time. It is a very effective stain.

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Lambs Tongue Chamfer Detail

 

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I want to write a little about a detail I added to the corner posts on the front corners.

It mimics a detail I saw on a piece of seventeenth century furniture. I know it as a Lambs Tongue Chamfer.

I made these with nothing more than a handheld router fitted with a 45 degree chamfer bit.

I picked a place and marked the top line,  an inch below that line I placed another mark, and another mark 1/2 ” below that one.

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