Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The last Snow?

We had quite a snow last night and this morning. We had already cut the grass twice and the trees were blooming.  This tree was all weighted down with snow a few hours earlier.  The very green grass and other warm weather greens were very striking next to the snow.  It was a very heavy snow that did actually bring down some smaller trees.  The trees are at a disadvantage as the snow sticks so well to their leaves this time of year.

Back on the home front, Claire had to run and get her guitar when I put on a John Lee Hooker documentary after school today.  She is figuring out how to hold it.  You can see her tongue in her cheek as she concentrates.

Some pieces that I am working on in the shop are two 36" benches and I need to finish up another pencil post bed and an office chair.  Pics of those will come soon.

Enjoy the snow.  It should be in the 70's by Saturday.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Painting Pencil Post Bed and Claire

Here is an informal shot of my latest painted pencil post bed.  This is number two and I have two more to do this spring and summer.  This bed is a queen size.  The first one was a king and you can see that here on my website.

Easter has come and gone but I found this shot of Claire and had to share it. She is quite a character (that is a happy yell) .   It has been one year now since "Gotcha Day" when she first joined our family in Thailand.  The grass is very, very green now and needs to be cut for the second time. 

Saturday, April 3, 2010

6' Windsor Bench: The State House Bench

Here are some formal shots of my latest Waltham Bench. This one is six feet long and has six legs.  I am not sure what to call it. Moby Bench after the white whale?  It is actually a very light gray milk paint.  This is the first one of this design that I have built at this length. Also the client asked to have the back finish off about 5" taller than my normal back height.  It gives it such a grand look that  I keep wanting to call it the State House Bench. It has been a beautiful day-before-Easter here in Vermont. 80 degrees and sunny.  I got out for a good hard bike ride today and still have a long way to go before considering myself to be back in shape.  Happy Easter,  Tim