I wanted to share with you a quick little project I completed today.
I’ve always seen a ton of DIY wood boxes in blogland, and I’ve always wanted to build my own, so I finally decided to do it!
This project is so super easy.
I spent about $11 bucks on a piece 12 ft piece of 1×6 pine. I cut three pieces 29 inches long for the bottom and sides, and two pieces 7 inches long for the sides.
Then I used my new BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* Lithium Cordless Drill with Autosense Technology to put my box together.
The cool thing about this tool is that you can switch between “drill” and “drive” modes.
We used some wood screws to attach the sides to the bottom, and then we attached the end pieces.
Because pine is a soft wood, we pre-drilled a hole using the “drill mode” on my drill.
After we pre-drilled the hole, we switched to “drive mode” to use the screwdriver.
In drive mode, a microprocessor continuously measures the tool’s performance. As the screw enters the material there is a rapid change in its torque profile. The microprocessor analyzes the rate of change and stops most screws flush with the material within three milliseconds.
I enlisted Eli’s help to sand down the rough edges.
And then I quickly gave the box one coat of MinWax Dark Walnut stain.
Next, I added some geraniums to my box and put it on my kitchen table. Done!
I know that I will use this box a lot, indoors and outdoors. I think it would look great with some aqua mason jars and flowers, don’t you?
Here is a quick little video that tells you a little more about this fabulous drill.
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Here is all you have to do:
Leave a comment telling me why or how the BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* Cordless Drill with Autosense would make your life easier.
This giveaway ends June 30, 2014. You must be 18 years old and live in the US to enter.
Many thanks to BLACK+DECKER for sponsoring today’s story and introducing me to the AutoSense Drill and its automatic clutch!