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.
As you can see from past posts, I’ve done a lot of ‘wrapping’ with wood. I’ve gotten pretty good at it, but the problem now is that I’m almost out of it. Although I’ll be happy to not have a trashy pile of wood in our front yard, I’m bummed because it’s become pretty easy. I’ll have to find some more of it soon.
Once again, like with the bed and Steve’s GO desk, I simply used Jameson’s measurements of what he wanted (L shaped for the space), and cut leftover siding to size. I then made a frame to size so that the piece was solid. So now I had the main shape of the desk, and could easily cut and nail the barn wood around it. I wanted the seem to have a zig zag effect, so I started at the seem and just cut each piece straight to fit for the look. The edges were a little tough because those had to be mitered at 45 degrees to make the desk look like solid pieces of wood throughout (when in fact even underneath it’s just a scrap wood base!).
Once I got the barn wood wrapped, Jameson sanded and poly’d, and poly’d, and poly’d, and poly’d….until he got the glossy look that he wanted. It looks superb! I used two vintage filing cabinets from the Junk Shop in Canton for the edge support, which work as double-duty desk organization. Then to support the middle of the desk, I had Home Depot cut some plumbing pipes to size. I’m so glad this is done, I felt bad that Jameson had to keep asking for it!