Imagine having a large pile of cherry wood. Just solid cherry wood because we don't use any fabricated wood. We have a vision for what the desk will look like. Then we clarify with the client the wants and needs to make sure we have everything that we need to know to start building. It's going to be a large "L" shaped desk with drawers and a printer stand. It is a large project, but we are excited to get started.
The desk it complete and we have put three coats of polyurethane on it. It is absolutely beautiful. But our job has only begun.
On Christmas eve eve, we load up our van with the desk pieces for a ten hour drive to Tennessee. Why drive instead of shipping it? Our desks are hand made with mortise and tenon joinery. We are concerned about their ability to make it to their destination safely. And, typically clients aren't very excited about having to put them together themselves. When we deliver, it allows us to see the project from start to finish. It also allows us to see our clients when they are pleased with the final product.
So, it's time to head home. A job well done. But before we do, we decide to head to the waffle house to get something to eat. I have never been there before. I highly recommend the peanut butter and jelly waffles. With that we headed back for 10 hours to Des Moines and our Christmas Eve festivities.
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!
Sarah Clark along with her husband Gary have busy hands. They love to build beautiful crafted furniture. But, they also upcycle from palettes, insulators, cabinets, doors, and old furniture. It is so much fun to make the old into beautiful new pieces. Follow us on our journey.