Archive for April, 2010

It’s Done

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

I finished and shipped the sideboard last week and I have to say it came out pretty good.  There are some things I’m not completely happy with, but there always are.Here’s a picture of it.

The finished sideboard

I have to switch gears here for a minute.  I have never put many pictures in here before because, frankly, it has always been a pain in the ass!!!  I had to take a real convoluted route to get pictures inserted.  Thanks to Tom Lichtman at VT Web, It’s now a snap.  That man know his 1’s and 0’s.  They have been hosting my site since I’ve had one and they really know their way around a keyboard.

OK.  Back to where I was.  I’m not going to say what I don’t like, because I don’t want to point out the shortcomings.  It’s things that don’t make a difference, but I know about.  The hinges ended up not being as bad as I thought they would be, but they were fussy.  There is no room for error on them.  I ended up installing small adjustable feet on it.  I found that if the floor is off level, it affects the gaps around the doors.

On another note, I got a phone call today from Virginia about another sleigh bed.  I hope they order one because this time, I am going to film the process and post it.  I learned a few things last time I tried to do that and now I think I can make it work.  He was asking about doing this one in maple.  I think that would work, but it would look a bit odd being so light colored.

That’s about all for now.  You are caught up on what I’ve been doing lately.  By the way, I just passed 750 miles for the year.  I’m aiming for 6000 this year.  So far the weather has been great.  Not too cold most days.  It’s getting really nice lately too.  Until next time, visit my website www.brooksidewoodworking.com I will be updating that this week too.

Thanks for sticking it out with me.