The rules: Make something from a 2x4
Here's a few ideas to get you started...
Furniture that uses long and narrow parts. A flower stand, or a floor-standing mirror, or a floor lamp.
Shop furniture. For instance a shop stool, or the draws for a storage cabinet, or a box for your treasured Lie-Nielsen or Krenov hand plane, or a clamp stand, or a sawhorse, or a wooden plane.
Small decorative items. A Krenov-style cabinet, or a wooden skin for your iPad.
Jigs and fixtures. We often see jigs or fixtures at BAWA that could have been made from a 2x4.
Portable seating. Every time the BAWA meeting announcement says "Bring a chair", you could bring something beautiful, not some plastic junk from Costco.
A box. You'd have an entry for the next box contest too.
Prototypes. Try out something you're not quite sure is going to work.
Models: Make a small model of a design before you build the full-scale thing.
Puzzles; (Maybe this is for George Bosworth.)
Kid's toys. Airplanes, doll houses, dolls, noise makers, trucks, pop-guns, skateboards, yo-yo's, etc. Heck, make toys for adults or pets. Why should kids have all the fun?
Scale models. A '57Chevy, a Piper Cub, a trebuchet, your house.
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