Saturday, May 30, 2009

Finished Tv Stand

We think it turned out pretty good. When she asked us to stain it dark I was not thrilled because I am not a big fan of dark stain. But when all was done it is undeniable that it looks good. For general information we can build this piece of furniture for $275.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Maybe we aren't working hard enough

My husband's father used to tell them that if they stuck their bottom lips out too far a bird would come along and build a nest on it. Apparently the same is true if you don't use your radial arm saw for too long. We slowed things down a little and one day noticed that she had built her nest in my long sleeved shirt that I took off and sat down one day. We don't know how to break it to her that it may not be the best place for her little family.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Gotta Start Somewhere

So I have had a lot of people ask what do you build, my answer is almost always Mostly Beds. So here we are. I'm hopping that if I keep up on this that it will end up being a nice collection of what we are working on.

Here is the basics of our story. My husband has worked in construction since he was in High School. We recently moved from Washington state to rural Missouri. There is just not much in the way of work in construction. So we tried several things to generate income from home. One of them was to build a set of simple bunk beds and put it on craigslist. We have pretty much been busy building beds ever since.

We usually build durring the week and deliver on Friday. Of course this first week we are not building a bed after my whole long thing about mostly beds. This week a sweet elderly woman asked us to build her a stand for her tv. So here is a picture of it. It is upside down on the workbench so you have to turn it over in your mind. He is working on the bottom so it kinda has to stay that way. Next time it will be the right way.