A decorative coconut chest is what you need to give your space a little bit of character. You can also use it as a safe place where you can keep your valuables. This article will show you how you can turn a coconut shell into something that is functional around your house. Every part of a coconut is useful from its fruit, its oil and even up to its shell. I found this tutorial on how to make a decorative coconut chest from a website called “Instructables” and they feature a lot of DIY projects. This instantly became one of my favorites because the instructions are easy and the materials are all inexpensive.
As part of its process, you will need to cut the coconut shell into two and I suggest that you find someone who could split it for you, because that part is kind of dangerous. If you’re brave enough to do it yourself and you have the right knife for it, then go ahead. You could also use a hammer to cut it open. Just aim for the coconut’s center to form a crack on that part. Once you’re done with that, it will just be easy for you to even use your hands to open the coconut shell from where the crack is.
Cleaning the coconut shell is also something that you must do and make sure that it is free from all its contents. The fun starts when you have to finally coat the coconut shell. Others would just coat it using a gloss spar varnish, but I would recommend painting it over with any color that you want. This is only if you want to go for a more colorful theme in your house. You could make more than one decorative coconut chest and have them in different colors.
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Coconut oil, coconut sugar and coconut water have become very popular in North America over the last few years, as a healthy alternative and addition to foods. You can use the various parts of the coconut for a number of culinary uses. The seed provides oil for frying, cooking, and making margarine. The white, fleshy part of the seed, the coconut meat, is used fresh or dried in cooking, especially in confections and desserts such as macaroons. Desiccated coconut or coconut milk made from it is frequently added to curries and other savory dishes. Coconut flour has also been developed for use in baking, to combat malnutrition. Coconut chips have been sold in the tourist regions of Hawaii and the Caribbean.
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