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Blog entry by Derrek LeRouax posted 05-19-2009 08:38 PM 1314 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello to all. I have spent the last couple of months finding myself falling back on this site for advice, photos, projects, and just general info. After my last “oops”, I figured it was time to “get in the game”.

I am currenlty finishing an 8’ wide by 7’ tall bookcase in my soon-to-be guest bedroom in order to make way for a new baby. I’ll post photos soon, but I will warn you: they aren’t much to look at.

My next woodoworking project is going to be a closet remodel for the new addition to my family. My wife wants “cubbies” in the closet, so I am currently designing. I’ll keep you posted. Shouldn’t be too difficult b/c its going to be painted and that alone covers a lot of mistakes.

After my closet remodel, my wife wants wainscoting in the new nursery. Pretty straing forward, but this project is still down the road a little.

Until next time…

-- Derrek L.

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#1 posted 05-19-2009 08:42 PM

Hey Derrick
welcome to LJs look forward to your projects

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 05-19-2009 08:44 PM


-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 05-19-2009 09:08 PM

Welcome Derrick.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 05-19-2009 10:04 PM

Welcome from another Newbie!

-- Rich

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#5 posted 05-19-2009 10:53 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Derrek! Glad you are here!

Sounds like you have a good mix of projects upcoming. I will be looking forward to seeing your posted results.

Best of luck with your families new addition.


-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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#6 posted 05-19-2009 11:13 PM

Glad to meet you.
Once you decide this is your hobby, so many projects start bubbling up….good luck fighting them down until the current project is complete!

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#7 posted 05-19-2009 11:20 PM

Welcome to LJ

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#8 posted 05-20-2009 01:00 AM

Hello again Derrek. Your wife sounds a lot like mine in that I have often said she feels it is her mission in life to find things to keep me busy. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 05-20-2009 06:33 AM

Hmm…. Another DerekL on the site, we should form a club or something… :)

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#10 posted 05-20-2009 02:01 PM

Welcome aboard

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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