La soffitta del tempo perduto...

....è là , nella mente e nel sogno, dove è possibile recuperare le speranze e le aspettative, dove volere è potere e tutto diviene possibile, dove la fantasia e la creatività non vengono strangolate dai ritmi di una vita frenetica ed il tempo scorre lentamente, dove la mente vola libera senza restrizioni, dove finalmente si è liberi di essere e ci si può rifugiare e prendere un respiro.

The attic of the lost there, in the mind and dreams, where is possible to recover the hopes and the expectations, where what you want is what you can and everything becomes possible, where fantasy and creativity are not strangled from the rhythms of a phrenetic life and time flows slowly, where the mind flyes free with no restrictions, where finally one is free of being and can refuge in and take a breath.

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

venerdì 20 settembre 2013

Super homemade trestles.

I was working on the mirror project using a pair of "craft" trestles, very light and simple ones and every time my back was hurting a lot as those where also too low.
So Fredy, my DH, decided to help me and built something that will last forever :)...after two days of work, a lot of drilled holes and sanding, here they are !
They are made in beech wood and I have also added a side shelf to have a handy place for threads and tools; each trestle weights 10 Kg and is very firm so stitching now is much more comfortable. If you have a member of your family that can help you, here are the sizes and number of pieces needed to make a pair of them:

Foots: 4 pieces 8x6x35 cm
Vertical bars: 4 pieces 8x4x73 cm
Horizontal bars: 4 pieces 6x4x60 cm
Top horizontal bars: 2 pieces 6x6x90 cm
Shelf: 1 piece 10x2x90 cm
To assembly:
n. 32 Screws: 10 cm long x 5 mm diameter
n. 16 Wooden dowel: 4 cm long x 1 cm diameter
n. 2 L shaped metal bar 4x10 cm and 8 screws 2 cm x 5 mm diameter (to assembly the shelf).
PVA glue

Each point is fixed using a wooden dowel in the middle and a screw one on left and one right side of the dowel.
Finished dimensions are: 85 cm tall x 90 cm wide.
Thank you Hubby !!

Sorry for the background, is the garage !

3 commenti:

  1. I know what you mean - I had my medeival ones made to order about six inches taller than the regular version so my back would stop hurting. It's much better if you don't have to hunch over

  2. These are beautiful! how do you keep the frame attached so it does not slide off or get knocked off and around with pets and kids?

    1. I generally do not have this problem, pets are quiet and have no kids, also the frame is heavy and does not move so much. But if needed I think it could be secured to the trestles simply using any "elastic rings" fixed on tips of frame to tips of trestles.