coastal decor and crafts

8/31/10

Cutting Angles -Wood Buoys Pottery Barn Style

This Pottery Barn wood buoy project is for the tool savy!

nautical wood buoys
You need to be cutting angles to make them true Pottery Barn Buoys look alikes! The numbers? Peel and stick vinyls!

cutting angles in wood cutting angles for wood
Stephanie began with a few scraps of 3x3 pressure treated posts that are 12 and 13 inches tall.

cutting angles
Her husband was cutting angles for her buoys with a miter saw, here a circular saw is used, which you are probably more likely to own. So you (have your husband) cut all the guidelines out on each side! Once done, drill out a hole near the top, then sand your wood buoys and distress if desired. For the full detailed tutorial, visit Stephanie here!

18 comments:

Kathi said...

Love these! Thanks for the pattern too! I'm going to make some for my dollhouse!

michelle said...

Those look fabulous!! We used a table saw, well I didn't, but hubby did :) I still can't look at it and figure out how to cut it. My brain must be backwards! I love the numbers!!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I love these! And I am a big fan of numbers on anything. Really cute!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I would love one to mark my address by my front door.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm going to leave this post up for hubby to see! I SO want some buoys for my kitchen! Great links and info! Thanks! ♥

sealaura said...

So cute! I love them with the numbers! I don't know if I trust myself with a saw!

Nikki said...

I had plans to do this. Now it feels like winter here. Maybe next summmer!

Laurie Downey said...

Thanks for posting my post!!!

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

Cute ideas! Love this kind of stuff.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Wow love those!!

Beach House Living said...

Fab shortcuts thanks for sharing.
My father used to hand make monkey fists as the throw ball for his life rings and for many others. Now retired he simply doesn't have the time to make any for moi!

Tricia Rose said...

I'll have to stop drooling and start doing...

Drawn to The Sea said...

Haven't learned the monkey fist yet, as I am all thumbs. But we've got every power tool known to man, so there's no excuse for not making some of these... they'd make great gifts.

Hotel Santa Barbara said...

Very cool project. I love them!

Flotsam Friends said...

Love them too. Would love to try something like that here. Pruxxx

Heaven's Walk - said...

Really neat!!!! I would love them distressed a little, too, like they've been banging around on the side of a boat or something. Thanks for sharing the instructions! :)

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh no power tools here.. except a drill.. but love how these turned out.. very cute!!

Have a great week xxx Julie

Fearless Nester said...

Oh thanks for the pattern, loving the look of the numbers what a great idea to use peel and stick! ~Lili