Sunday, 29 December 2013

Wooden Potting Tray

The other gift I made this Christmas was a wooden potting tray for my mother.
 Over the last couple of years I have slowly (and I really emphasise the word slowly here) been doing all the carpentry bits to a rather amazing potting shed we've been building her. I'll do a post on the shed once it's finished, but it's going to look like it came straight out of The Garden magazine or Country Living and make a lot of people jealous.
She did ask me, if I had the time, could I make her a wooden potting tray as it would look much nicer than a plastic one in her new shed. I made out I hadn't got time, then made her one anyway!
A fairly simple project made from reclaimed wood and a piece of ply. Although to make it stronger the ply is routed into the wood and all the corners are mitred, glued and nailed together. I finished it with a good, thick coat of oil.
She seems really pleased with it, so much so that she sent me a rather staged picture of it in "use" to put on my blog. If she manages to keep her shed this clean then I will be impressed!

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  1. Staging really shows how flipping fabulous it is!!
    Jane x

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    1. Thank you Jane - It's quitte simple really but really fits in with what she's trying to do.

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  2. Oh WOW!! Staging the photo shows you how much she loves it!! Anything our children make for us is always special!! Job well done I would say!

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    1. She really does love it! It's funny because I got her quite an expensive cloche as well but I think this is her favorite!

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  3. That is beautiful! I would totally buy one of those, ha. You're a good son.

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    1. I might have to go into making them! Not sure I'm a good son all the time but I try to be!

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  4. Really cool! My mother in law could do with one of those. Her potting shed is actually rather good too, it is a tiny brick built bread oven house :)

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    1. This pottting shed is the potting shed that dreams are made of! Like I said I'll do a post on it one day so you can all drool over it! Thanks for the comment!

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  5. Wow its beautiful and I bet she was so chuffed it was specially made for her :)

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    1. She'd pretty much showed me what she wanted months ago but I pretended I hadn't got the time. It's no good getting my mum surprises as she knows what she wants!"

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  6. You should be sending off all your great ideas to Garden and DIY Magazines and book publishers.

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    1. That would be great but I don;t think I've enough ideas to dfo it justice!

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  7. Makes my green plastic one look like complete tat! You would be in high demand if you made and sold these in a posh shop

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    1. Thats what I've got in my greenhouse! I might have to make a few up and see if I can sell them!

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  8. That is lovely. I'd buy one! Well done. :-)

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    1. Thanks! Any idea how much you'd pay?...

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