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:)