Old Rugged Cross – DIY Project

I love making things out of old lumber, especially fences. I’m that weird guy that will take the scrap lumber on your curb headed for the dump. So, what do I do when my neighbor throws out an old rugged fence post? I make an old rugged cross.

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.

Published: October 31, 2018 2:21 pm Categorized in: