Sunday, 12 August 2012

Learning about myself through home projects

I finished up a set of slide our drawers for our pots and pans.  The picture on the left is the builders standard cabinet with the half shelf.  We have been discussing drawers for a long time.  I finally got to the project.  The image on the right is the two slide out drawers.  I am not sure how much the builder would have charged us for these two drawers but I purchased the materials for about $75.  The most expensive part was the full extension sliders.

This set of drawers mimics the set my dad and I worked on putting in the bathroom so working this project worked out pretty smooth.  I enjoy working on these type of project because of the influence of my grandfather who passed away early this year.  I miss him and the lessons that he taught.  The most important lesson was that any problem could be solved if you really wanted to solve it.

Now this picture is evidence that I am just like my grandfather in many ways.  With the scraps of wood that I had left over from the drawer project I built this guy with the boys.  No scrap of wood is too small to be useful.  The boys put the face on and I expect they may paint him up in some way.

Memories are made when you least expect it.  Take those special times and moments that you share with your friends and family and make them count.

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