|Project by Capn||posted 11-03-2015 05:38 AM||1318 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
My second project was a Christmas surprise for my wife, but it started as a birthday surprise. Our house had one nightstand, which was on my side of the bed because I used the alarm clock. But she definitely wanted one for her side of the bed, so I bought some lumber and took it to my dad’s house to build it in secret for her Februrary birthday. A week later my parent’s house burned down with the hardwood (and some of my tools) inside, taking the project back to square one and way down on the priorities list. We helped rebuild the house through much of the summer and fall, and by then I was ready to try again, for Christmas.
As you all know, hardwood lumber (this is maple and walnut) is obscenely expensive, but oh how I LOVED working with that quality wood. It was my first time using my dad’s Kreg Jig, and it helped immensely. I was extremely pleased with how it turned out, and watching her unwrap it on Christmas morning was very satisfying. Can’t wait for my next hardwood project.