Saturday, September 5, 2009

A Vision

Chance and one of the piles of lumber.
I had a vision. No, I am not going nuts.. I had an idea for a piece of furniture for upstairs..on the very naked huge wall. I tried to draw it on a piece of paper for Far Guy, we went up and measured and got some more ideas. Far Guy made a plan..and lots of trips to the lumber yard. This was a four part project. He began building July 10..and he finished yesterday, no he did not work on it everyday..but almost.

The first part was the bottom unit which will hold household files..the drawers are huge! I helped to build the drawers, they are heavy duty and built from Aspen or piss Popple. It does make for some nice drawers. The drawer fronts and the entire rest of this monstrosity was built from White Pine..2 by 12 inch lumber.

The bookcase/knick knack thingy was next..
I wanted to have euro style hinges that you can't see from the outside, they also came with euro measurements..we only had one tiny little plastic ruler that measures mm.

Far Guy kept misplacing it, mm is a real pain in the butt. I wanted glass doors on the bookcase, so I don't have to dust very often. The design of the doors was a pain, but eventually Far Guy came up with a plan. We decided to use Antlers for the door and drawer pulls, thanks to our friend Sue in Indiana we had lots to choose from!

I wanted to have window seats on both sides. Far Guy built them with two huge drawers underneath to store more books and other junk/stuff. You should disregard the fancy looking curtains..they are just temporary..I will sew some new ones that are the proper length and ones that will match the window seat covers that I have designed in my brain. Yes, I am going to sew, I CAN sew, I do not enjoy it..I may have to call for help, and I may have to actually measure something..instead of just eyeballing it.. I am NOT sewing til the weather turns cold. I have set a goal and will have it completed by Thanksgiving..I am sure that it will be something to blog about before then. In the mean time Far Guy says I owe him big time as this project was a big pain in the butt...but it turned out fantastic..I love it and it pretty much matches my vision:)

18 comments:

  1. What an awesome piece! Do he hire out?

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  2. You guys - it is beautiful! And I think your project timeline was very speedy! Great job Far Guy - it appears to very useful and will hide lots of stuff!!

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  3. Beautiful piece of furniture. I love the natural wood look, and the antlers are a great accent. Great vision, and nice workmanship. The two of you make a good team.

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  4. That is totally awesome. What wonderful craftsmanship!
    Sunny :)

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  5. Fantastic!! Far guy did an excellent job. It turned out perfect and it really looks nice on that wall. It will so nice when the cushions are completed. Chance will have a nice spot to rest and look out of the window.

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  6. That is very pretty and just makes the room! Love the "handles" that Sue provided. Can't wait to see the window seats and curtains. Good for both of you!

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  7. It's wonderful.........can I borrow him??

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  8. Wow, he is a professional carpenter. That was a lot of work. You both must be really pleased, It looks great.

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  9. wow... carpenter hat tip to y'all

    gp

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  10. SUCH A HANDYMAN!
    ....that UNIT really makes that wall, especially with the window seats added!
    Amazing!
    CHANCE<----is lucky to have you for parents!

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  11. Gene did a wonderful job on this - it is so nice. You'll be able to store lots of stuff in those drawers! Lets go shopping for material!!!!

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  12. wow what a great job, I've always wanted window seats.

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  13. That's amazing. Kudos to you and Far Guy!

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  14. wow! i love that furniture, it amazing. i love the room also. talented folks(with good taste), that's what you are!

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  15. Very very nice! Nice proportions, nice finish, nice everything!
    Having places to stash stuff is a big step toward having a tidy home! :-P

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  16. Wow! That is beautiful - just like the room. How exciting to have a vision and see it come to life like that.

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  17. That's really beautiful. Your husby must be a real craftsman--and you're quite the designer! Kudos to you both.

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