I spent today assembling two chairs and the settee from the parts that I had cut yesterday. I was really in the grove today. Even more neighbors stopped by to check out the chairs. One of them asked so many questions, that I suspect he is on the board of my HOA and was trying to find out if I was operating a furniture building business out of my garage.
I’m really happy with how chair #2 & #3 turned out. They are so identical, that even I have a hard time telling which one I finished first. I learned a lot building the first chair and I feel like I have worked out all the bugs. I was able to cruise from step to step today without constantly looking back at the plans or trying to figure out how to solve problems.
It’s so tempting for me when I become proficient at something to want to change things up, but I resisted because I want a matching set. I do wish that I could keep building them though. I have so many design ideas that I would like to try. If only lumber wasn’t so expensive.
Here’s a shot that I took as I was closing up shop tonight.
Everything is assembled. I just have to cut the curves in the back slats on the settee. I plan to fill all the screw holes on Friday and give them all a good sanding. I’ll probably save priming and painting for Saturday because our temperature is heading down by 20 degrees. This should be much better weather for painting. It’s a pleasure to work in the garage once the temperature dips below 95 degrees. It’s been in triple digits since I started this project, so I’m looking forward to the cooler temps. It would be really great if we got some rain too, but that’s probably wishful thinking.
-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."