Sunday, January 4, 2009

Why Every Kid Should Take Wood Shop

Yes I'm a girl. Although not a Girly girl but I'm a girl non the less. I know how to cook and sew and crochet and other girl stuff but did you know I took Wood shop in 7th and 8th grade? I see that surprised look on your face. Its true I know how to use a Ban Saw, Table Saw, Router, Nail Gun, Hammer, Screwdriver, Automatic Screwdriver, Sand Paper, Paint, Stain, Biscuit Cutter, and much much more! Wood Shop to me was the best invention ever for a school kid. I learned how to do things most girls don't know how to do and I use my knowledge every day. The best part about wood shop is the projects. I made a nifty coat hanger that is still in my closet back home and a night stand. While I was at home the old night stand got taken down from its hiding place so I could haul it back up north to be repainted.

I have to say it turned out pretty well and any wood shop teacher would be proud that

1. I still have my project
2. I have re-purposed my project to make it more modern
3. I appreciate everything I learned in that class.

This class was a great help to me in moving out on my own because I was the one who could put up pictures straight, put up shelving so items did not roll off, and paint things without drips. I wish they offered wood shop in college because I would have been the first to sign up. Oh well.

So now your wondering what I'm using this mustard yellow night stand for I guess? Well you know that Tree I got here it is!

I know so pretty my mother got me the trimmings and hopefully I will be able to make some more for Valentines day and other holidays as this tree will be out year round for me.

1 comment:

  1. this is awesome! i still have a lot of wood shop and home ec projects running around ;)