Garry has recently built a woodworking shop so he’d have some place to keep all of his tools together. Or perhaps it’s so he’d have a place to work on wood projects. Anyway, he has been enjoying having a place to work on different projects. Building the shop was a major project as he tore down an old house for the lumber to build his shop. He was able to use the siding from the old house, so it looks like an old building ‘grew’ in our yard. It’s a fairly tall building as he built a storage loft on the top. Seems we never have enough storage. Although, at times I think we just have too much stuff. Both of us come from packrat backgrounds, so it must be genetic.
This is a picture taken while he was working on it. Since then he has added a porch onto it. Gives him some outside space to work on some things. Plus I think it gives a more finished look to the building. I’ll have to take a picture one of these days and share.
The something new I wanted to share is a kitchen island that was brought into the house today. Garry used bead board on the ends and the doors, then the top is butcher block type using leftover pieces from our hardwood floors. I’m very happy with how it turned out. Now I have to make the tough decision of what to store inside. But don’t worry I’m up to the task. I couldn’t seem to quite get the right angle for the picture…probably because I wanted to show the sides and the top. I’m sure it gives you an idea of what it’s like. There are doors on both sides which is really nice.
Just realized that also gives you a glimpse of the hardwood floor in the kitchen. Our oldest son, Mark, put it down diagonally for me. I really like hardwood floors. This one being diagonal gives it a different flavor from the other rooms.
Now I’m thinking we need a table in the living room to fit under the window. Wonder if I can find someone to build it for me. Just might be a possibility.
Thank you all for your comments last time. I really appreciate them. Soon as I have time I’ll do what my daughter, Anna, suggested and use Photoshop to put the title onto my header. That should work better. I did that for one of Garry’s blogs, but since I’ve slept a time or two since then I had forgotten about doing it that way. Might even select a couple other pictures and have them ready for whenever I want to change things around.
That’s all for now. It’s bedtime here.