Alright. It’s been a busy month. I smashed out 16 board and batten shutters and an ash table top for the new Piatto at the causeway (I got the contract! They liked it so much they asked me to build them a counter top, too!!). I am pleased with how they both turned out. I always get nervous before a build but with every build my skills are getting better! I’ll post a how-to build for each build below.
In other news, I’m excited to say I’m making headway with my new shop plans!! I’m pumped to start this and it could happen as soon as August. Fingers crossed!! I also got a new job. Some of you may know I’ve been a resource teacher at Morell High and Mt. Stewart Consolidated for the last 8 years. I really enjoyed my time at these two schools but I accepted a new position at Glen Stewart Elementary teaching grade 2 and 3 resource! I am beyond excited to be teaching at a school where my daughter will go. Once she finishes at Glen Stewart, I’ll transfer to her next school, then her next school and so on. That’s okay to do, right?! But I am looking forward to my new position! Interesting fact– I was in resource from grades 1-12. Six of those years were at Glen Stewart. I’m going back to where it all started!
Lets get into the builds. We’ll start with the shutters
How to build board and batten shutters
Alright, you all know how to build shutters now. I can’t wait to see you all make these wooden shutters.
Lets jump right into the next build. This table top is solid ash. It weights 6589 pounds and it is awesome!! I can’t wait to head to Piatto and eat some pizza on their new custom built table!!
How to build a table top
Alright. Two big builds. One big post. For those who have read this, which I think 85% are my Mom’s friends or the parents of my childhood friends/teammates, thank you for making it to the bottom, and thanks again for the great support! It’s awesome!! Up next, I have a maple kitchen table to start (possibly two), and I’m doing a mock up for the beer tap handles. I’ll submit that to my client and hopefully they’ll think they are awesome and I’ll get that contract!! I’ll be starting to build my shop real soon too! I met with my contractor Saturday morning to go over what I need to do. I’m not sure if he knows he’s my contractor yet (lol) but hopefully he tells me what to do and I’ll just listen to his directions. It’s actually my friends father. Awesome dude!
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