The man in the man cave has been very busy since we got back from our road trip. He – The Retired Husband – has been squirrelling away, collecting wooden palettes for some months now. And has found some awesome treasures. Enough to make all the furniture we need for our renovated guest bedroom and more.
To look at them you would never guess it was made from discarded palette timbers.
That pile on the left is just a small selection of what he
has had in stock. All the palettes have been dismantled, nails removed, crappy bits cut off, then sanded and neatly stored ready for use.
Now that son #1’s car has been sent home to live with him in Darwin, the old car port has become an overflow and second man cave. His domain is spreading….
Not that I am complaining. No, no! Not at all. What he is producing is superb.
May I present you a preview of what has emerged
Queen size double bed
Laminated and glued strips of wood.
The dressing table was finished today. He has perfected the finishing oils over a long time.
It is the Sacred Secret Fin(n)ish known only to the privileged few.
My lips are sealed.
I just want to say that the fin(n)ish feels silky soft to the touch.
In preparation for the grand finale I have been doing my own bits of squirreling. Curtains, bed linens, cushions, paintings. All will be revealed in the not too distant future.
© Raili Tanska
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