Chris Schwarz talks a lot about “furniture of necessity”, and that’s what I’ve been working on lately. However, I define the phrase a little differently… I’ve been working on things that my wife has declared necessary that I finish *right now*.
To that end, I’ve built a bed for my son, am halfway done with a set of bookshelves, and will be constructing a toy organizing thing as well next week. Hopefully by the time October hits, I’ll get to start working on some new office furniture. And maybe once December rolls around, I’ll get to work on some of my shop projects (infill plane kit, carving vise, etc).
Sarah wanted a “pallet” bed. So that’s kinda what I built. I added the removable side rail after Porter fell out a couple times.
Also added 5 recessed lights and a pendant lamp to his room, so that took up a couple days as well.
Last weekend I had the opportunity to go help Greg Pennington put up his new timber frame shed. THAT was a lot of fun. You can check it out on Greg’s blog.
Man, I wish I had space for one of these at my house. And I wish I had a sawmill, and a tractor, and on and on. I may have to move out into the country after all.