It's hard getting anything done around the house when those chubby cheeks are calling to be squeezed, but i haven't actually become a total slacker dad. I actually have a few projects that i hope to share soon. Let's start with the DIY shelf that my brother and i put together a few weeks ago.
My brother wanted to make a shelf to go under his window, so he went back to Deer Brian Inc (where he found some old pieces of barn beams to use as end tables) and picked up some 2 inch thick re-sawn beams. He ended up with more than enough wood to make a large table top and the shelves for $120.
We cut them to length, sanded and urethaned them. Then we went over to Home Depot to pick up 4 pieces of black pipe, 8 flanges and some black paint. Total cost was about $70. Here are the pipes and flanges before painting:
And after a coat of Behr Satin Enamel:
A few wood screws to fasten everything together and Voila: