52 Weeks #44: Prebuilt furniture and Miscellaneous fun in the shop

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 11-14-2011 03:33 AM 1339 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Well after the past few hectic weeks of trying to get stuff finished up for the craft fair I took the time to I had this week to just have some fun and play with a few things in my shop. My weekend started with a bit of furniture assembly and disassembly, though not pieces made by me. The wife and I went furniture shopping last weekend to look for a new recliner for her and just to see what else we could find. Well we wound up buying 3 items. A recliner, a desk chair for me that was on clearance and a wardrobe cabinet that was very nicely priced since one of our favorite furniture stores is moving. I have been wantinga chair to match my office suite but was not planning to build one. You can see the chair in this picture. I got some great help putting it together. Nothing special to speak of but it is comfortable and good quality.


The wardrobe arrived on Friday with 2 delivery guys, the good news is they got it upstairs. The bad news is they could not get it into the guest room no matter which way they tried. They were at it for a good 20 minutes turning it every direction possible. The other good news is this is a much better piece of furniture, made by Simply Amish Furniture out of Illinois. I told the guys to leave it where it was in the hallway and I would figure something out. Upon inspection I found the top was held on by 6 square drive screws. After removing them and the top I was able to use the sliders I had purchased to simply push it into the room. Top went on no problem, Go fig… We now haver a very nice wardrobe for my parents and father in law whenever they visit or if they want to leave stuff.

The other time this weekend was spent playing with all kinds of things in my shop.


I made another cut up card this time for my uncle from a card that he drew himself, that is already in an envelope and will go in the mail tomorrow. My daughter told me a few days ago she wanted to make a train. So she is now working on the paint job before final assembly. The lacer is for her to work on her shoe tying abilities, went nice and quick with culled piece of 2×4 and some screw eye hooks even made it the size of one of her own shoes. The whistles are compliments of Steve Good’s website. They all make noise, one is much better then the others and I am planning to take that one to work to use. Lastly I made the prototype penguin ring box. Found the design online as a puzzle and shrunk it down to fit a 2×4, used a forstner bit and chisels for the inside, 3/16” dowel for the pivot and Sharpie markers to do the details. Will certainly be making other ones and perfecting them.

And to top it all off, I started about 2 or 3 other projects for the shop itself and waiting on the glue to dry before I proceed. So, all in all a very productive and fun weekend in the shop.

I wish you all a safe and productive week in and out of the shop.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 11-15-2011 04:36 AM

Have to say love all your projects, they do in deed look fun. I like the furniture too.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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