>I’m about to brave the single digit temperature and the wind chill to go to a neighborhood coffee shop to do some grading. I find I have to get out of the house to grade efficiently, otherwise I mess around on blogs, read Entertainment Weekly, or what have you, and stretch it out much longer than it should take.
In the mean time, Bullock is working in his basement workshop on our dining room table. I thought I’d show you the pictures of the work in progress.
Here’s the upside down base having just been glued up (hence the clamps):
And below is the base right side up, in situ, with one of the chairs we bought to go with it. (Bullock doesn’t do upholstery.) We were adjusting just where we want the table and rug to go because once the top’s on, it’s going to be too heavy for the two of us to move. And the reason for the plastic, by the way, is because Bullock is going to do the staining work on the top in place, rather than in his workshop. The unfinished top surfaces you can see will of course be covered by the table top when it’s done. Anyway, voila, the base and one of the chairs:
And here are some of the rest of the chairs, patiently waiting in the corner of our living room (some are in the family room and the two arm chairs have not yet arrived — we’ll have eight total when it’s all said and done). Our sage green walls look rather gray in this picture, but they’re a true “dry sage” color:
And here’s the top in progress in Bullock’s shop. My battery was running low, so the flash didn’t go off and I had to use the tiny view-finder instead of the digital screen, hence my having cut off the corner of the table top: