The Remnant Re-doer and the Woodworker

I, the remnant re-doer, collaborated with my DH, the woodworker, on a very exciting project!

He put together a wonderful plan for a shelf to display my teacup collection. And now, so soon after my happy birthday month, it is finally finished. So, that’s the woodworking part of this post, what about the remnant re-do?

The remnant project is on DH’s head!

He was out in his shop many, many hours, working on the cutting, sanding, staining, and assembly of this shelf. Some days were pretty beastly hot, and he asked if I had any remnants around to make him a sweatband to wear in the shop. I found a wash cloth that was quickly reworked. Here’s a little cartoon I drew (humor me please, it will be over soon!) on Penultimate, to illustrate the process.

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20120601-205831.jpg Bless his heart, he loved it! He said it was the best sweat band he’s ever had, because it is a wide sweatband; most of the store-bought ones are much more narrow and not as functional. 🙂

close up of the top saucer backrest

attaching the shelves and backrest bars in the shop annex AKA dining room

I actually got to help with some of the gluing and positioning. He carved a shallow groove at the back of each shelf for the saucers to stand upright.

finished cherry wood teacup shelf


He said it right: “This was a labor of love!” In between the time he started and finished the shelf, he had eye surgery, finished up a semester and started a summer semester, and was honored with a standing ovation at commencement exercises when they announced him as University of Florida Engineering Department teacher of the year. Fantastic!

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pillowsalamode
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 21:52:11

    That is BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Reply

  2. Sylvia Dunn
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 08:17:23

    What delightful results! Beautiful tea cup/saucer collection with excellent display shelving, and, of course, delightful sweat band! Congratulations, Skip, on your terrific honors!

    Reply

  3. Deborah Snyder Yarbrough
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 11:08:25

    Congrats to skip…. Miss you guys, but all is well

    Reply

  4. Cynthia
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 02:04:56

    What a great story 🙂 sounds like you married a sweetheart!

    Reply

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