Over the past couple of weekends I have built a few pieces of badly needed furniture for the house. I started with a new SportCenter holder (TV stand):
I then moved on to a cocktail and crossword puzzle holder (end table):
My most recent piece is a dining table for the patio. This is the one that has all of us really excited. Since we moved in we have been dining at a 30" square camping table that is extremely wobbly - especially with a 70 pound clutz vizsla hanging out at your feet. I found a great book that details plans for patio furniture and this is my first attempt, I have to say it turned out pretty good. Now I just have to pick the perfect meal for its inauguration.
During all this carpentry mayhem we also found strings of lights to hang above the patio. The ambiance feels almost...no, exactly, like Italy. 95% of my experience with Italy is from watching Godfather II.
I am not sure what is next. Brother Clay is on his way into town tonight, perhaps he will build a chaise lounge or gazebo.
It was recently brought to my attention (thanks to AV) that anyone wishing to post a comment here must first open a google account. I am not sure why this was the case, but it is now fixed and any and all of you can comment away. I probably check the blog 25 times a day hoping in vain that someone has posted a comment. Now I know why you have all been so quiet. We cannot wait to hear what more of you have to say!