Western General Store Home Decor

Christmas Tree

This is my version of the pallet wood Christmas Tree. This tree is made with mahogany since we have plenty of it in our shop.

A mahogany base is screwed and glued onto a dagger board drop. My husband makes dagger boards for sailboats. They are used to keep the boat from sliding sideways during sailing.

Mahogany boards are screwed … Read More

Rustic Tray

Trays are good to have around during the holidays. Use them to serve your guests or decorate with your favorite holiday décor. Take this idea and make it your own.

I cut 4 pallet boards 13 1/2″ long. I used a nail gun to nail 2 boards 19 3/4″ long to the back of the 4 short boards.

I cut … Read More

Table Lamps

This is my first time making table lamps and it’s so easy that I had ideas for about 10 western style lamps. I made three to give you inspiration to create your own. You can purchase the lamp parts at home improvement or hardware stores and they’re easy to assemble.

In my husband’s shop was this unique looking Padauk wood … Read More

Western Style Mirrors

I’ve always wanted to make western style mirrors. I bought a couple of mirrors from the craft store, one 12″x12″ and the other 10″ round. I used the weathered wood frame from the Clocks blog. Since I used epoxy to ‘glue’ in the tile, it took a while to get it out and clean it up. I had to rout … Read More

Horseshoe Cup Holder

This project is a Horseshoe Cup Holder made with wood and Tiny Horseshoes. I drew a design for the feet and cut it on the scroll saw.

I glued them onto a wood post and painted it a rustic gray. I screwed on the horseshoes including one on top.

You could add more horseshoes and spray paint it your desired … Read More

Clocks

It’s ‘time’ to make clocks! You can make a clock out of just about anything. It’s easy and fun!

We have some left over Saltillo tile we used from a house project and I wanted to make something with one of the tiles. I put together a barn wood frame and routed out a place on the front of the … Read More

Horseshoe Wreath

I have always wanted to make a horseshoe wreath, but since I’m not a welder, I created a new way to make it.

I used #6 x 3/4″ pan head machine screws and nuts. I did enlarge a few holes on the drill press so the screws would fit.

These are large cast iron horseshoes. You could use steel horseshoes … Read More

Clavos

I would like to show you the many different uses for our Clavos. Clavos are decorative nails that can be used to accentuate furniture, rustic wood doors, wooden gates, picture frames, chests, countertop edge, wooden crosses, shelf edges and other crafts.

You will need to drill a pilot hole and use a rubber mallet, except for some softer woods. If … Read More

Wooden Storage Chest

I wanted to build a storage chest for our bathroom so I drew a plan in my design program. It would sit by the toilet and hold extra toilet paper with magazines or books on top.

I had rough cedar lap and gap siding left over from house repairs and I cut a board of the 3/4″ thick siding into … Read More

Springtime Crafts

Spring is just around the corner so time to bring out the colors of spring.

It’s easy to make a Spring Hat Wreath. I had this sun hat and found a flower garland at the craft store to wrap around it. I wired on a burlap bow and a twine hanger for the top.

Make a horseshoe candle holder by … Read More

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