© 2010 Joshua Stark
Bob Vila, I'm not. But, I can make a cute little basket, if I do say so, myself:
The materials are what make this work. The ends are cut from a cedar fence board ($1.96 for a five-foot board), and the sides and bottom slats are cut from redwood bender board ($.99 for an eight-foot board). The dowel was, I think, cut from another $1 piece. The "nails" are brads from my staple gun. Total cost I'd estimate at about thirty cents or so.
I took this design from John A. Nelson's, "The Weekend Woodworker", via my local library.
Anybody else making any gifts this year?