They're not really stones, of course, and I am definitely not Knock Off Wood (isn't she amazing?), but this project is pretty easy and it's fast. Really fast, with immediate results. Double bonus.
Harvest scrap wood from a previous project or have the dude at Home Depot cut down a bunch of 1x4's into 12 inch lengths.
*tip. If you go to Home Depot during the week, before lunch or mid afternoon, you'll find plenty of help. Boredom has set in and they'll cut just about anything for you, for free.
- glue (optional)
- paint (optional)
- nail or brads
- saw (if you don't have precuts from home depot)
- brad gun or hammer
- air compressor for new brad gun.
Each step requires five (5) pieces of wood. Each of them 1 foot in length.
Cut wood to length.
Realize last year's blade isn't cutting anything this year. Teach self how to remove blade and go to Menards.
One more time, with feeling. Cut wood to length.
Lay out three (3) pieces of wood on the ground. These 3 pieces will be the top on your final project. Place two pieces on top, perpendicular to the pieces on the floor. These 2 pieces will be the bottom, or feet of your project.
Square off corner and nail together. (optional; add glue before you nail corners together, if you want longer lasting steps.) Repeat for all four corners.
Nail the center, bottom piece of wood last. You can measure and make your spaces exact, but I preferred the eye-ball it, that looks about right, method.
Teach youngest daughter how to take care of her tools. Relieve pressure on brand new air compressor.