I think DL has been feeling left out lately, and I told him that if he keeps building the same stuff, we couldn't really write about it. Then I said, "What about those 247 pictures you've ripped out of catalogs and magazines? Can't you build one of those things?" and build he did.
(If you've been around awhile, you know how this works. DL does the talking and my comments are parenthetical, in italics.)
DL: For about two years, I have been keeping a file (Kirby: When he says 'file?' He means a pile on the stool next to his chair in the sunroom.) of pictures of things that I could make out of scraps of stuff we have in the workshop. I usually ask Kirby and Densen what they think and then we tweak it a little. (Densen is one of the owners of the shop where we sell DL's stuff. I actually think he has a little more influence than I. I used to have more say-so, but nowadays I'm relegated to choosing stain color.)
DL: This bar cart is similar to one from a Pottery Barn catalog, with enough differences that it isn't copying. (It's like a cross between the Harris bar cart and the Hamilton kitchen island...both of which are priced double or more than our cart!) All of the pieces are left over from other projects, except the handle, which I had ordered for another project that got put on hold. (Because the two he made previously haven't sold yet.) The frame is reclaimed wood from a factory that closed, the wine rack was $5 from the same factory, the off-white paneling for the shelves are from the bathroom renovation (you can see the ones we kept here) and the copper is left over from the factory.
Kirby has taught me that it's good to make things that are multi-purpose, so this can be used as a bar cart or as a kitchen island. It has wheels and can be moved around, if necessary. (Kirby also said that you need a lip on those bottom two shelves so that your liquor bottles don't get knocked to the floor.)
It generated a lot of interest when we dropped it off, so I hope it sells soon! (Me, too. But if it doesn't? At least it used up some more of those zillion pieces of wood.)
I am linking to a plethora of parties on this one...DL loves the attention!
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