So the other day I posted this sneak peak.....
And no one guessed what it was. Mrs. Wright was the closest saying "Is it a headboard from Knock Off Wood!?!" It IS from Ana over at Knock-Off Wood, but it is far from a headboard, unless you like your outdoor living to come indoors. I have been dying to have my husband build us some furniture for months and months and months, but with his job as an officer in the Navy his work hours never really worked with my plan. That is until a few weeks back when he decided to go and form a clot in the vein under his clavicle. Turns out that clot = blood thinners and blood thinners = limited duty. **Jumps up and down with joy that the hubs WON'T be deloying** Never, ever thought I would say I was glad my husband got a blood clot, well not really glad, but relieved that it means he won't be gone for months on end.
Which leads to my master plan to build tons and tons of new furniture for our home. I brought up the subject right before the clot knowing that we were possibly going to have a few weeks of pre deployment leave to do some things around the house and the hubs was game but a little hesitant. I had to DRAG him to Lowes/Home Depot, no joke, DRAG. Not that the man doesn't love tools, he just loathes shopping...of any kind. He was hesitant to spend a lot of money on a compound miter saw that he wondered how often he would use. That is until I told him that we could spend $600 on a saw, a table for the saw, wood, sand paper, stain and all the supplies for two projects or I could just go out and pay $600 for what one of the two projects would complete (yes it's true I am keeping you in the dark on the second project). The first option leaving us with a saw that we would still use on future projects so it would still be a wise money choice. He was quickly on the same page as me, and I reminded him that yes I do think things out contrary to his beliefs. So after much research and price matching we decided to go with Uncle Bob's advice and get the Ridgid 12' Compound Miter Saw and lets just say I am in LOVE. The Hubs may not realize it yet but I may just get out there and start cutting up things on my own!
So without further ado here is our first project from Ana at Knock-Off Wood!
Hope to have many more furniture projects to show you in the near future. We have the wood for one of those projects out in the garage and after that is build and set up I have plans for at least 3 more projects! If you haven't been to Ana's site yet, I am sorry for your new obsession with building your own furniture...trust me, you will have one.