Tuesday, August 31, 2010


We goofed, we do that. Once in a while thankfully not very often but once in a while it does happen. And I hate that it was on this bed. This is a customer who has been waiting. We have three of them who have been very patient and we were so happy to have one done and be moving on to number two. Then we went and goofed it up. When we set this one up it looked wrong but we were in a hurry and didn't see it. But our customer did. That is the great thing about our blog. It lets our customers look over our shoulder and say that is not the way I thought it would be. We would much rather catch something at this point. Especially one like this bed that is being shipped. It would be much harder to fix the problem after we shipped it. Anyway here is the problem, the ladder should be on the end. It is so obvious of course it should be on the end, how could you use the drawer if the ladder was in front of it. I hate feeling stupid. But it does happen. So this week we are making a new headboard with the ladder opening in it. And working on our second bed that is waiting.

Here is something not related to our beds, and not a mistake really. One day this summer my husband decided to make me an oven outside. It was more of an experiment than a final project. He wanted to make sure it will all work out before he makes one out of more permanent materials. This one did work though. I made bread in it, flat bread not like a loaf of bread. We have made pizza and brownies. I love it. It does not make it hot in my house to bake. The one that we make for permanent will have to have fire brick, concrete block will eventually break from the heat. But it was a fun experiment. The kids had fun helping. The only one who was not all that excited was the little dog in the picture. Mack was pretty sure it was a new dog house for him right up until we started the fire. Look how longingly he is looking at it. It's a hard life for a little dog.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Some new ideas

We have a couple new ideas. First one is a bed kit. This is for example the kit for the Ciera Toddler bunk beds. We have it for sale on Etsy and you can order it direct by sending us an email at fhlunsford@msn.com. We could do this for any bed you see on our blog. We can still deliver locally for free, or we can ship it anywhere. It will save you on the price of the bed and if you have some time and a couple tools you can put it together yourself. So if you are interested in a kit for any bed you see here just let us know by sending us an email. You would get all of the wood pieces, drilled, cut, sanded and ready to put together. Instructions and if you are local all the hardware you need. If we are shipping you can get the hardware cheaper locally to you than paying us and paying shipping. Idea number two. Plans for beds. So far we only have the plans for this Ciera style bunk bed set. It is actually a lot of work to get them together but kind of fun too. If you are interested in these, send us an email at fhlunsford@msn.com we will let you know how to order a set. We can either email them to you or send you a disk. They include a list of the things you must purchase, the tools you need to use, the cuts you must make and instructions with pictures to make things a little clearer, hopefully.
So let us know if you are interested in either of those things. Next time I will post some of what is going on for us besides beds.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Just a quick blog today. We are on the run. This is a little toddler bed we did that I love, it has two drawers underneath. It is cool. We have gotten back to busy pretty fast. We had three little beds that got in a loop from before out move. This is the one that was ordered first. It is very good to get it ready to ship out. We still have two more, one is not a Ciera style which is cool. It has seemed like all the toddlers we have done have been Ciera style and all this color for some reason. So we have one comming up that is neither a Ciera style or this color. It is a Jeffery and it will be early american. Pictures of it stained will be next.

The kids have started school now so we are getting into a normal working routine again. We love the quiet but it is strange when they are all gone.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Back to work

No pictures today, just me typing on some one elses computer.

We are back to work. Summer was a bit slow and crazy so far. With our move sort of dominating things. Have you ever done something and then just looked back and thought wow that was terrible? That is how our move ended up being. Somehow it just did not go the way we thought it would when we started, but everything does come to an end, both good and bad things. We are getting used to the rhythm of life with a generator. When it runs we do everything, laundry, charge batteries for the lights, charge cell phones, vacuum, and cut the kids hair. We are hoping to get regular power soon for the wood shop. We are going to sell a car I think, anyone want to buy a Chevy Lumina?

When things get slow you start thinking maybe we should do something else. I have to say though that I am very glad that things are picking up. Once you find something you love to do it is hard to think of giving it up. I do love working with my husband at home. I love that when I am done with my work I can look at something visible and see what I have done. It is great to see a nice shiny new bed and know that we did that with our own hands.

The summer was not a waste though, we have had a lot of time with the kids and that is never a waste of time. Hopefully I will get some pictures up next time from my own computer. I have a great picture from a customer in Texas. The amazing part for us of the picture is how they got the whole bed in the picture, we tried to get decent pictures in the room and could not. So I have to post it just to show off her talent.