I needed a new broom. The reason? I used the old one to hack away at a large chunk of snow and ice that hung perilously over the entrance door as it thawed. It broke.
One of the reasons it broke was probably the fact that I hadn’t done a good enough job the last time around to attach the broom stick to the head. This time I made sure to get a good fit by sharpening the end of the stick further up…
… and pre drilling all the way through the head and stick and then driving a 5 cm/2” screw right through the whole thing. Now it’s solid. Trust me.
This time I wanted to do something different so instead of staining it I varnished. I used what I had around which might not be perfect for outdoor conditions but better than nothing.
Just varnishing was a bit boring though so I used masking tape to add some random stripes along the stick and painted them white.
Here’s my new broom all ready for some sweeping action at the front of the house.
Kinda croquet-esque don’t you think?