The year started with my wife doing pretty well. Things were getting back to normal. I was starting to think about that coffee table again. I had a major plane build going though so it had to wait as I wanted to fly this one right away. With a 154” wing span, that’s a lot of wood to cut and glue and it was getting on to flying season. Plus I decided it was time to renovate the house. Then it hits the fan again. I managed to tear the muscles in my arm in 5 places humping 3/4” plywood by myself. Then my wife finds out she has breast cancer. She just had surgery a few weeks ago and all is looking good. Radiation is next. In the mean time, I’m healing and have thrown myself back into the coffee table project. It keeps me close and has been my therapy in these trying times. It’s actually getting close to done. Of all the woods to choose from, I went with poplar for the base. I wanted a huge contrast and so far it looks good. I have the drawers built and the tracks are just about installed. I’m already looking at finishes. I had to take a couple of days off as we had some concrete poured for an addition and the sealer made the shop uninhabitable due to the fumes for a bit. My wife has informed me that my skills have reach the point where my next project is going to be a dining room table for her. It’s time to learn mortise and tenon joinery I guess. She’s trying to decide what wood she wants it out of. Rosewood was her first choice. Good lord she has expensive taste. I haven’t seen anything that big so I should be safe. I have bad lungs so epoxy is out of the question, so no veneer I guess. Maybe some nice walnut or cherry. So it shouldn’t be long before you see my coffee table on my projects page.