38 Things I Want to do Before I Turn 39 that I should make something. I don't like having a house full of furniture that looks like a showroom. I know I can't make it all, but I like to have funky, one of a kind character pieces in my house to liven things up.
We cut 5/16th steel all-thread from Home Depot into 5 inch lengths. Then we used a drill press (OK, Patrick used the drill press; I watched) to drill approx 2" through the top layer of plastic and into interior made of wood. Next we threaded the all-thread into the bowling pins. We did this by screwing on 2 nuts on one end of the all thread and then using a wrench to twist it into the pins. Then I cut the all-thread lengths to 1 1/2"--that was enough to go through the block and washer and have enough room to be screwed tightly with the decorative brass nuts. A very helpful man at Ace Hardware helped me to figure out the best hardware to use. Finally, I worked out what pattern I wanted the bowling pins to be, drilled the holes and then assembled the whole thing!