Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Little ladders

Today I put stain on these three ladders for toddler bunk beds. When I was done I looked at them and it made me laugh, not out loud laughing like crazy people do walking down the street all by themselves and their invisivle friend tells a good joke. The internal laugh like sane people do when they are alone. and something amuses them.
When we paint or stain ladders we put the little leg things on th bottom so they will stand alone and we can get all the surfaces at once. One of the many good ideas my husband had. I always think it is a little funny to see a ladder standing alone in the middle of a room, going nowhere. But three of them was so funny that I had to go get the camera and take a picture and share.
I think they look like some kind of bizare linup.
In case you are wondering the colors are from left to right, red oak, early american, and ebony.
I love putting the stain on the furniture. When I looked at them thismorning stackd together they looked like lumber, now they look like furniture standing at attention. How cool is that.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Toddler bunk bed plans

so I have mentioned before we have the plans to build some of the toddler bunk beds. We did this for a couple reasons. One it was fun. And also we figure that people who have two children small enough to sleep in toddler size bunk beds are probably not amoung the most wealthy in the world. We know we have four and kids are an expensive hobby. Especially when they need things like diapers and they go through five or six outfits each day.

We do build the beds, we do ship the beds but the shipping is steep, almost as much as the beds. So we made the plans so that you can either build them yourself if you are handy and have the tools. Or you can find a local woodworker to pay to build them. Or you could find someone that will work for beer, food, clean clothes or just because they think their grandkids/neices/nefiews are the cutest things in the world and they would do anything for them. I suggest working the cute kids angle just as often as you can. Kids really do have a shelf life when it comes to cute, I say get the most out of it before they turn into sullen teen agers.

The plans are $15.00. They can either be emailed to you or sent on a disk in the mail. They are written on oppen office.org software. They have pictures and step by step directions. Also a materials list and a cut list.

Right now we only have the Ciera style plans finished. We are working on the Jeffery right now. If you want to order a set you can send me an email at fhlunsford@msn.com. I can either get you our Paypal information or give you our address to mail you the disk.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Random thoughts

So it has been a while since my last post, we were switching from satalite internet to dial up. I know it is a step backwards in the technology world but what can I say that is how we role. So that makes for some new blogging rules, well actually only one that I can think of right now which is good because I hate rules anyway. So I will probably only put up one photo per blog, notice how I changed that from a rule to probably. I told you I hate rules.
So a lot happens in the amount of time since I last blogged. This picture is one of the things that has happened for us. That used to be my paint shop. In the fall we had a storm with big bad wind. The paint shop went airborn. This picture was actually after we pulled it down it was further up in the tree. It is a long story and not very fun but sufice it to say it was an interesting night for us.
I have to say I was loving having my own space. I was all set up and in a groove and now I am back to painting and staining wherever there is room and time. Most of the time we have been trading off in his woodshop. He builds some stuff and then it get's stained or painted. This does work, but it slows things down because he can not cut or sand while painting or staining is going on. So we feel like we are crawling through orders. But we are getting better at it and it won't be forever. Eventually we will work something else out.
Lately we have been working on toddler size bunk beds. We got backed up with orders and we are playing catch up. We have two new styles, the Jeffery and the Jeremy. I will put them up next time. They are pretty cute.
Also I am going to be adding a page for the plans for the toddler bunk beds. We have the ones for the Ciera ready now, and we are working on the Jeffery. I am not sure if we will do the Jeremy or not. The arch is a little hard to explain how to do. I think it is one of those things that is in his head and it might be hard to get out.