Saturday, April 9, 2011

Oh, I can BUILD a box. You betcha.

Okay, so I am not even remotely a professional woodworker.  I've been figuring it out as I go along since we bought a house with a garage last Summer.  Through trial and error and no doubt less than efficient means, I can usually end up with something pretty close to my vision.  Well, in most cases, my wife's vision but I'm just happy to be working on something

My wife's visions...

She wanted a box to cover the wifi cables in our new house; she get's a box to cover the wifi cables in the new house:
The Wi-Fi Cover/Thing Holder

She wanted boxes along the window in the study that could be used as seats; she gets boxes along the window in the study that could be used as seats:
Corner Boxes/Seats
They have storage too!

She wants bookshelves for the office; she gets bookshelves for the office:
My Crowning Achievement. The Bookshelves.

You get the idea.  But I enjoy the process.  Conceiving the item, planning out it's dimensions, and figuring out the way it will all fit together.  This blog will likely end up with lots of photos of my failures and successes in woodworking.  I'm going to try to get better about taking photos during the process of making these items in the hopes that they'll help someone else someday or that they will at the very least help me not repeat the same mistakes!

So currently, my wife wants a new master bed.  The frame we have now is one of those basic creaky metal doohickeys.  This bed will be nothing fancy as I haven't really graduated from box-like items, but I think it will come out looking respectable.  It is definitely a challenge though.  I have to make sure that it still looks nice but can support the weight of the bed.  The headboard is already completed but the bed will follow soon.  I think I'll finally get down to business on it this weekend.  Pray for me.

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