DIY Sailboat From Scraps

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DIY Sailboat from scraps Country Design Style

Got scraps?

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I do!  Scraps of wood.  I piled some up and started building sailboats.

Not the kind you can sail away on.  But sailboats you can make simply and display.

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This is the second DIY Sailboat from scraps.  I used a piece of 2 by 4 for the boat and a spindle for the mast.  Tip: use small clamps to hold small boards still while drilling a hole for the mast.

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Another tip:  eyeball the size of bit along the widest edge of the spindle “mast”.  I was more concerned about getting a picture than eyeballing the correct size and my hole was too big.  Had to fill in with sawdust to get the mast to stand straight.  Again another tip!

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I had a strip of mattress ticking for sails.  Cut from one long corner across to the other corner.

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On the tops and the outer corners of the sails, I added a small grommet.

DIY Sailboat Ties Country Design Style

Using a bit of string I hoisted the mast, heh, heh!

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You’ll also notice the spindle was distressed and covered with brown glaze to age it and the 2 by 4 boat got a fresh coat of creamy white paint.

Here you can read and see the DIY Sailboat number 1.

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