Sunday, February 19, 2006

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

And with a final coat of finish on the bottom of the drawer, the Red Oak nightstand is complete!

Well almost complete... I picked up a piece of 1/4" plywood to make the back, but that's nothing. I am happy with the results. And most importantly, I learned a lot from this project. Ok, I won't delay the unvailing any longer, take a look...

This will be a nice replacement for the crappy little metal filing cabinet that is currently sitting on my side of the bed. The really big question though... what to work on next?

Though my wife doesn't think we need one, I would like to build a hall table. I'm not sure why, I think it's just the simplicity of the piece that I like it... I also want to build a blanket chest for each of my girls. And at the speed I get things done, I should probably start on these now to get them done before they graduate high school! I'd also like to build a bed frame and new dresser for our room... so many choices, how does one decide?? Any suggestions?

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Could it Possibly be True??

Could it really be true that a project that has been in the works for 10 months, one that has survived a devestating flood, one that has been neglected while countless other projects get all the glory, could this project possibly get finished TODAY!?!?

Let's hope so. I'm happy with the looks of the nightstand itself, so now it's just a matter of a couple more coats of finish on the drawer and we will be done. I applied the first coat of finish to the drawer last night and a second coat this morning. I should be able to apply a third coat around lunch time and by dinner...

here's a little picture of how the nightstand looks right now...

Monday, February 13, 2006

Still Here!

I had to take a trip down to Houston, TX last week for the real job. That pretty much eliminated any chance of hanging out in the dungeon. I got back down there today to put another coat of poly on that nightstand. This is coat #3. I think I may go for a total of 5.

no pictures today though, I'm going to wait until this one is completed before displaying anymore.