|Project by James Frederick||posted 01-07-2009 07:27 AM||1643 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
My youngest daughter needed a bigger desk, and she wanted one built by Dad. I had some Birch 3/4 plywood for a top, picked up a few 1X4 and there it was. I wanted to finish it with a light colored stain, and polyurethane to show off the great joinery and grain matching, etc. It took over 30 minutes to get the right 1×4 peices that matched up well, and the care taken to get it all just right.
The daughter had a different plan. I was lucky to get the top with Polyurethane. She wanted to paint it multiple colors, and all differnt types of flower and animal stencils, just like every other 6 year old little girl. As you can tell by the photos it was just what she wanted. The whole family had a part in the making and painting of this newly created family heirloom, and is being used every day for homework and masterpeices for our refridgerator.
Now she wants a new chair…..
-- Change begins somewhere may as well be with me.