Make it with Me Monday - Why buy when you can DIY??

Posted by Jaclyn Byers on

I'm a little excited about this project and it's been sitting in my home for a little while now making me love it more and more each day. 

One of my FAVOURITE you tube couples are Zeb and Jami from Jami Ray Vintage, they were one of the first channels that I got hooked on and I actually talk to Adam about them like we are besties. 😂 They are so kind with the information that they offer and I love that Zeb is so supportive of Jami (like Adam is to me) and vise versa, they to me are the ultimate couple. 

Anyway Jaclyn, you are getting side tracked.  Zeb makes the most amazing things out of timber, like wood turned legs, candlesticks and CORBELS.  And as mentioned early on, I want to create things myself that have a minimal cost.  Zeb did a video of making corbels and made it look so easy, and I thought 'man, I'd like to give that a crack'.  So I did!! 😁😁 Now I could have bought corbels from Jami Ray Vintage, but they are in the US and I totally didn't want to wait for the postage and I have quite a bit of timber just lying around.

I found this pattern online from Remodelaholic which I used for the basic shape.  I traced it onto my timber and then set off cutting it on my scroll saw aka the best Christmas present. I'm not going to go into depths of making it, as you can read the blog from Remodelaholic, however I didn't have the exact lengths and widths of timber required so I improvised. 

I used 19mm thick timber for the middle and the sides of the corbels.  I cut 2 of the middle and glued and clamped them together. While they glue was drying, I set about cutting the front and back of the corbels with my scroll saw. I then assembled it all together will wood glue and my brad nailer.


Once it was assembled and dried, I gave it a sand to take off any sharp edges and even it up a bit and then I applied the stain.  I decided to stain it first, so that when I distressed it you would see the richness of the stain and not blonde pine.

If you would like to see how I made them, head over to my YouTube channel.

Finally it was ready for paint!!  As usual I used Canterbury Blue Furniture Paint in white and then I also sprayed it with crackle paint that I had in a can.  I only got minimal cracking from that, but oh well.  I then distressed with a mixture of 240 grit sandpaper and a wet rag.  Once that was dried I used clear wax and black wax to seal and to give it bit of depth. 

I'm a LOT in love with this project and thoroughly enjoyed the process of this (time seemed to disappear) and LOVED using my scroll saw. 

Tell me, what is something that you want to try for yourself. 

Love these corbels??  You can get your very own here.

Until next time


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