Well I’m finally out of the planning stage and into the making, with the help of my super-pal Suzy B, woodworker-extraordinaire!
Today, I picked the knotty blue pine panels (2 @ $7 each) for the desk top.
Cut them down to size.
A note about taking blog photos while using power tools … NOT A GOOD IDEA … so this is what the wood looked like after I used the chop saw to cut it. (I used a chop saw … what a weird sentence to read … wow … but I did it. And I still have all my fingers. So I’m entirely psyched!)
Then I took two 2x6x8 boards (2 for $12.99 … plus the $14 for the knotty pine boards, brings me to $27 on materials thus far) and cut them to use as the legs.
Then we glued the top pieces together (after they were planed and sent thru the rounder table with a jointer attachment).
And then, after the glue was dried on the desk top and on the shelves, Suzy sanded the desk top, and it was pretty much time for me to get back to mommy hood …
… (a GREAT BIG thank you ABBY for taking care of our girl today …
… and thank you COWBOY for watching the little guy).
Now all I’ve got to do is find time to assemble the parts, paint it with a clear coat, and transport it home … woohoo! I’ll be excited to show you the finished product when all is said and done.