First Project

Submitted by Mightyd40 on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 07:08

After a couple years out of bodybuilding because of a bad injury, I decided I really needed a new hobby. I've always been impressed with woodwork but it just seemed out of my reach. I wanted a porch swing and saw these plans and though, "even if I mess up it'll only cost me a couple hundred dollars". I bought the kreg jig kit and some lumber and thankfully have all the other tools I need. This only took me a few hours to build and it was so easy and a really good time. I watched a few you tube videos with both ana and Jeff devlin from Kreg Tools and it really prepared me. The job was fun and I plan on going back to the lumber store this week just to build more stuff I probably don't need lol.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$250 for lumber/ kreg jig and a few other reusable initial purchases
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
White wood/Pine
Finish Used
Minwax Bombay Mahogany stain and Poly mix
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project