Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Beautiful Day

A good day to bury Ginger the rabbit. Now Margy can open the freezer again.

Laid to rest wrapped in Margy's favorite old purple towel, Ginger joins Baker and Sarah and Bonnie and Watson and Perdy and Rufus and Lucretia and Hershey and Molly in the family plot. We must be moving past middle age outliving so many pets.

The next digging I do will be in the garden - something life affirming.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Bedside Tables

What seemed like a fairly simple project was a little more than anticipated. Each table is made of more than 30 individual pieces. The joinery includes 8 sliding dovetails and 30 mortise and tenons. Doing two of them added up to a fair amount of work.

This was a straight forward design. As an accent I like using the white sap wood that is usually omitted from cherry furniture. I joined two boards to create the white stripe down the middle of the top and also chose a board to include it in the drawer faces. This matched two bureaus I made in 2007 & 2008. So after 35 years we now have what might be called a bedroom suite.