Hi all LJ’s,
I finally signed up on LJ with an account. I have been reading people’s posts for several months now. I got the woodworking bug about 6-months ago and have been building a lot (toddler farmhouse bed, platform bed and trundle, workbench, coffee table, and a computer desk). I have a a neighbor that is a cabinet maker and has a shop in his basement/garage. He has been teaching me the basics.
I will post some pictures of the toddler bed (my favorite item so far). I found a site that posts plans for popular furniture items from expensive stores (i.e. pottery barn, restoration hardware). My most recent item (the platform bed w/ trundle) was made without any plans (which I prefer now). I was amazed how simple it is to get started but perfection and honing skills can take a lifetime.
I love reading everyone’s blog posts and hope to add some too.
-- Jamie, Central New York