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DIY: Ahoy Mateys!


Why's this little pup grinning? It could be due to that serious skull that's been sketched on the wood beneath his paws. To find out what this skull is decorating, read more.

This pirate skull and crossbones has been painted on a pier by Craftster member Acidtrix, who writes, "We (my mom and her boyfriend, my boyfriend and myself, and the occasional curious neighbor) built a new dock at my mom's place. It's made out of red cedar and is supported by a pontoon-like system made of large PVC pipes. the dock itself is 20 feet by 8 feet, and the ramp is 16 feet by 4 feet. This is my boyfriend's and my first real experience with power tools and I stupidly neglected to take progress shots of the build until the very end . . . I decided any self-respecting sea vessel needs a jolly roger, so I decided to stain one into the wood of the dock."


Acidtrix first taped off the image, then she and her mother stained the image into the dock. Finally, they covered it with a UV-protected sealant to ensure that this skull and crossbones stays jolly for many seasons to come.

You can read more about her project over on Craftster.

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