1. I'm probably better off making my own preliminary cuts. That way, when the boards end up a whole 1/2 inch too short, I'll have only myself at which to be mad instead of the guy in the bright orange vest who apparently gets paid to do it.
2. Driving a nail straight is much harder than it looks and requires much more planning and precision than I put into it.
3. Due to the reasons mentioned above, the power of wood filler should never be underestimated.
They look fantastic! Do you want me to send you pics of the bookshelves I need built for the baby's room? They are $100 at Pottery Barn, but they don't have the right color.
Catrina, they look awesome!! Great job! I am working on fixing up Clara's room and found the cutest little birdhouse nightstands in the pottery barn catalog. I mentioned how easy they looked to my father-in-law and he made one for me. Just have to paint it. They were $89 and I think he spent $15 in materials. I pick it up tomorrow so maybe I'll do a blog post and link to yours :)
I know exactly which birdhouse nightstand you're talking about! They're so cute! But if you look at most of the stuff in the PB catalog, you realize how simple the designs are. I've pretty much made up my mind that I'm going to attempt the dollhouse bookcase. It looks just too easy. Haha...famous last words.
You did an amazing job!
Holy WOW, my respect for you just doubled. No, tripled. You are amazing. Someday I hope to follow the trail you have blazed. In the meantime... I really should take advantage of my carpenter father-in-law. Thanks for the kick in the pants - I needed it!
LOVE THEM!!! You did an awesome job! I need some in red.... :)
OMG, those look store-quality! I can't wait to see them up close & personal next week. What a great job!
I can't believe I'm only now reading this. I'm stoked! Way to go Catrina. You will now forever look at things in stores with that quizical face saying "could I do that?"
Love it! Congrats and the picture of you is hilarious.
Best tool purchase I've made so far is a miter box = saw straight. That is until I get some power tools :)
I meant to tell you that I saw these EXACT shelves at an antique booth in Jenks and they were listed for $12/apiece. I was floored at the price after you told me how much Pottery Barn was charging. Either way, yours looked store quality!
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