Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Someone Else's Projects


 Christmas presents this year were started early - last spring. Tim made four sets of nesting tables, each set with three tables, for each of our three children, and one set for ourselves. It was all a big secret, but a pile of 48 legs lying around does raise some eyebrows. The children were told not to ask questions. I think they were surprised at the big reveal on Christmas Eve.




Two sets were built in cherry, because we slyly investigated the kind of wood each child preferred. Two sets were built of caoba, a very hard reddish wood native to Ecuador. Tim brought back several "doble piezas" or raw logs in our shipping container. He sawed, planed, jointed, glued, cut, routed, sanded and voilà, a thing of beauty. And usefulness.

11 comments:

Jan said...

These are beautiful. Tim is very talented. I wish I was one of your children, but I'm way too old!

Vee said...

Tim is amazingly gifted! What beautiful heirlooms he's created for his family to enjoy. Which set is yours?

Barbara said...

How clever they are beautiful and especially as I am sure much love went into the making of them.

The cards for your shop are special too.

Bettyann said...

lovely and such a great idea..

Manuela@TPOH said...

Those are just beautiful!

Manuela

Pondside said...

What a beautiful gift to your children and yourselves. Future family heirlooms. I hope you'll post a photo of how your're using yours.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Now those are treasures! Lucky kids...lucky you. Beautiful!

Rosie said...

They're fabulous. You've created what I'm sure will become family heirlooms one day.

Floss said...

Hi Lorrie - what amazing gifts! I've just done a post with final questions for the Magazine Swappers. Could you pop over and let me know what you think, please?

Nancy said...

Hi Lorrie...Wow, these are just gorgeous! Such a lovely gift from a very talented Dad...although I am sure you had a little hand in it?...

Wishing you the best.
Hugs, Nancy

Charm and Grace said...

Lorrie, these are just wonderful. I have a set of antique nesting tables, but they are very unsturdy. I have to be careful what I put on them. Yours are so beautiful and look very sturdy. What a treasure you and your children will have!

Christi