Friday, February 10, 2012

To Build or Not to Build?

We are surrounded by local artisans who make just about anything you could want. So as we look at the furniture we will need in our new home, we had to answer the question of whether "we" (okay, I really mean Clay) should build or buy from the locals.  We saw lots of beautiful furniture...entertainment centers, book shelves, bed frames, picture frames, a vanity, and more! And most of it is very reasonably priced.

We've decided that since we have access to a wonderful woodshop, and Clay has the skills and desire to build some furniture, we will start by building our beds and our kitchen table.

Step 1: Making the plans with help from our friend, Nathan

Step 2: Find good help

Step 3: Start sanding

Step 4: Continue sanding

Step 5: Sanding by hand...the more hands the better!

There's a lot of work that goes into making furniture, so when it's done I'll post more pictures!

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