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Yardstick Benches


I am so excited about this post! It’s one of my most favorite projects ever, and it’s published in the September 2018 Hartford Magazine edition. I won’t ramble on about the details of how I built them. You can check out the article if you are interested, and you’re always welcome to ask me questions.

Vintage yardsticks have become quite expensive and harder to find. If you ever decide to do something like this, here is a quick tip for you that I did not mention in the magazine article: Use filler yardsticks from local hardware stores (or better yet, strip down cheap pine boards to size). They all have slight variations in color. Place them randomly throughout on the inside. You could even paint some, rough them up etc. so that they look vintage. The inside pieces are going to get ruined as you glue them together anyway. It is such a shame to ruin all of those old yardsticks, and nobody would ever know the difference. Just save your favorite ones for the outside edges!

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Jameson’s GO Desk


Well, it’s been two months since I’ve posted anything. But that’s NOT because I/we haven’t been doing anything. I’m just too tired at night to write a blog. We’ve been in NH almost every weekend, working and enjoying. It’s a slow process since we can only go on weekends, and mainly only work with the kids are sleeping. But it’s looking great, and I’ll post some pictures soon.

Jameson had been asking for months for a desk for his GO office. Once he took measurements, I whipped it out pretty fast. As you can tell from the photos, it didn’t really look all that great until Jameson put the finishing touches on it! It turned out to be so big that we had to rent a UHaul to get it to his space, thanks to Cheshire for helping J unload it.

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