Old Rugged Cross – DIY Project
I simply cut the rot off of the end and cut the remaining post into two parts, leaving one 2/3 the total length for the vertical piece. Then, I cut a notch in the middle of the short piece and a notch about a 1/3 of the way down on the longer piece creating a half-lap joint so that the cross would come together flush. Finally, I took a belt sander to it for a more uniform distressed look.
I gave this to a great friend who has a collection of crosses, and she currently has it on her porch.