Lately it seems we have been doing a lot of furniture repairs and restorations. It is great as we get to see unique pieces. One of the pieces we have restored and refinished was for a friend of ours. Her grandma’s house was up for auction and she purchased a Hall Tree. It was really…

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We have several games in the store, from Chess/Checker Boards made from Oak & Western Red Cedar and other various woods, Classic Mancala made from Cherry and other various woods for $40, and aggravation board made from Cherry and other various woods for $50 which can be purchased on our Easy store halsemacustomcrafts1 or on…

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From the beginning boards to the finished porch swing with a drink holder. We cut the boards to length, stained them, and assembled the swing. The customer picked up the swing and then put it out on the porch with their decorations and it looks beautiful!

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Another project from August! A gentleman brought us an antique high chair and a chair to re-glue to make them sturdy again and reusable. We took them apart and re-glues them and put them in clamps to make sure they didn’t move while the glue dried. They turned out really strong.

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On Monday we started building a wheelchair ramp for one of our old neighbors. We had already replaced the railing on the steps but it was still hard for her to get in and out of her house due to her recent knee replacement surgery on both knees. She wanted to keep the steps so…

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We created 20 Frat Paddles for Delta Phi Rho from oak. We cut the paddles and added two coats of clear coat. The Frat will add the letters. They look great!

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Were presented with a trailer to turn into a rolling garden. We made the bottom from treated 2×4’s and hardware cloth. We then used treated plywood for the sides and added side locks to the tailgate so it can open. What a fun project. Hope it gets many years of use.

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Today I began sanding to refinish this beautiful old pedestal table. Had to be very gentle because the veneer on it. It is coming along quite nicely. Now that the old finish is off of the table, the new finish can begin. Update!

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We had a customer come to us to take part of the Purdue’s Mackey Floor and turn it into a table. It was warped but we were able to straighten it out, put a border around it, paint the border black, added the legs, and placed a Purdue logo on it. Beautiful and memorable!

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This was an awesome class that everyone enjoyed and we enjoyed presenting. This class will be featured again but we have other sign options and will be hosted at Halsema Custom Crafts and Whyte Horse Winery in Monticello. I hope that you will join us. We also do private events.

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