March 12, 2010

Vacation Projects

I had some time off a couple weeks ago and got a lot of little projects done.  Cleaning and organizing the garage after installing some ceiling shelves was the most practical project, but wasn't quite photo worthy.  My favorite project was the coat hook rack I made.  I "reclaimed" some wood from a pile of garbage on our neighbor's property that had been dumped there years ago (gotta love that about the outskirts of Spokane), cleaned it up, trimmed it down, and mounted some nice hooks I picked up at Restoration Hardware.  I think it turned out better than expected and is quite practical.  In the hallway from the garage the kids tend to dump their school backpacks and hang their coats on the floor.  Now they each have a hook and I don't trip over their stuff when I get home after them.


The wood has been nicely weathered locally:


I also got lots of little errands run, spent some time in Ansel's class, bought a truck, and finished my taxes.  Among other things.


  1. Where is the photo of the truck? The boards and hooks do look really nice.

  2. Way to go, Handyman. What? Why no photos of the truck? You make it sound like you buy a truck as often as you stop at the grocery store to pick up a few things.

  3. I think summer will have come and gone before you post again!