Halloween BOO Letters



I had a lot of walnut scraps let over from the coffee table that I made recently so I put together a number of pieces to mae the BOO letters that are hung together.

The original letters were bought by Janet from a Gradinroad catalog and I traced those on a 1/4 inch piece of plywood to use as a template to make as many as I had the desire to ,make.

I used the bandsaw to roughly cut the outsides of the letters.  A scroll saw and jig saw took care of the interior areas and then a flush trim router bit was used to get the wood down to the refined shape as defined by the template.

The walnut letters were then sanded and a wipe on poly-urethane finish was applied.  The black letters are made of Douglas fir and are simply painted with a flat black spray paint.

The spiderwebs were bought from and Etsy store and pin nailed onto the letters.  They were painted orange or black depending upon the wood they were to be attached too.

Walnut Coffee Table

The YouTube duo called Foureyes Furniture offered a get acquainted deal to their channel and website by offering a free course on how to build this coffee table.  They sell other woodworking plans and this was a way to introduce more people to their products with hopes of additional sells in the future.

I was impressed with the quality of the drawings and the demonstrations that were presented in the 13 or so chapters in the course.  

This course, I think, was geared toward the people at my skill level showing multiple ways of doing certain task depending upon what equipment you owned and the experience one had under their belt.  

The top, stretchers,  and legs are made from 5/4 walnut and the bottom shelf and rails are from 4/4 walnut and like the top, it is glued together from about 6 inch wide boards to create the needed width.

The finish was Rubio Monocoat, a hard wax product that I had never used before.  The application of the finish was a piece of cake and my wife was gracious enough to apply most of it to help me.  Truth be told, the piece was for her and she took pride in being apart of the build.

This was my first experience with this type of finish and I was pleased with the outcome.  A little of the Rubio Monocoat goes a long way.  Good thing because that material is expensive, very expensive.