Okay, I know I brag about my husband's woodworking skills but, come on, the guy's an IT computer geek. He's not supposed to be a handyman...but, believe me, he is.
You have to remember that our house was built in 1890. So, even though I'm not so good at math, that makes it well over 100 years old...okay 125 years old (I used the calculator ;D) but, if he weren't handy, we'd be in trouble. 'Cuz a house this old, always needs something...a nail, a screw, a new floor...yep, and even new stairs.
So when he ripped out the stairs leading into the "new", old, room upstairs, I got a little worried. But no fear, look what he rebuilt...
So, he still needs to fill the nail holes and sand and varnish the steps, plus he has to add a little quarter-round at the edges, but these babies turned out beautiful!
And once he gets some Varathane on them, they're going to be breathtaking...at least for me, and not just when I'm walking up 'em ;D
Okay, so this photo is not such a different angle . . . but I tried.
And I'll post another picture when they're finally finished. But, now, the room is on the final finish countdown...for real!
Lars is willing to go dumpster diving . . . if it's for old wood that someone has thrown away. Yes, he'll knock on their door and ask if they mind if he hauls away their wood. And since they have to be by the weight of the dumpster, they are always willing to let him have it.
Then my hubby brings home the wood and cuts it up to repurpose it into something beautiful.
He took this old wood and glued it together to make Christmas presents.
Then he put a clear Varathane on them and let them dry. This wasn't a stain, the wood was what made the coasters so beautiful. Then he had to make coaster stands.
And he measured, cut and glued them together.
And we wrapped them up and gave them with a bag of coffee and a mug or two.
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