WHAT AND HOW?
My final project turned out just the way I wanted it to. I ended up not going with the original plans I had to paint flowers on to it, because I made it like this on my first attempt and regretted it after. The flowers I had in mind were Hawaiian style and I had them painted a bunch of different colors to hopefully stand out on the lazy susan, however my attempt at this looked horrible so I scrapped it. I also had to build this project twice, because the first attempt I made, I cut out the certain shape I wanted it to be, and it just didn’t work. I tried to sand down the wood so it would be smooth, but there was no hope. When I went to stain the wood everything dried unevenly and the whole thing just looked awful. With a minimal amount of time left, I decided to scrap this wood and buy some pre-carved wood from Michael’s and Home Depot. The wood on my final design is the pre-carved wood.
I am happy I did this because the final product was very modern and clean looking, which will look perfect in my house. The stain came out just the color I wanted it to and the texture was also great. I really like the way the bucket came out as well. The wood is attached to a turn table, making it the perfect “lazy susan” for a midsized table and a mid sized family… Depends how many sauces and spices you like to use.
- Carve out design
- Sand down the wood for smoothness
- Stain the wood:the stain must be put on very evenly (two coats)
- Attach bucket with glue…must use a strong super glue
- Attach the wood to the turn table
- Decorate wood
- Add a coating of gloss finish
- Add sauces and spices
Cost Vs. Budget
My original budget was $50.00. I accidentally spent a bit over the budget, because I had to cut the wood and messed up, so then I had to buy precut wood since I ran out of time.
- Wood: $5.00
- Pre-Made Wood: $10.00
- Wood Stainer: $15.00
- Bucket: $2.00
- Spice Rotator: $10.00
- Brushes: $5.00
- Paint: $10.00
Between coming up with an idea, researching possibilities on how to build it, and making it twice, this project probably took me about 12 hours. This was a bit more time than I thought it would take, but I was knew to all the different ways of building and staining.
- All of the students in Pod A
- Home Depot