Arya’s Nursery (Complete)

Now that Arya is home and things have settled down a bit, I was finally able to complete her Nursery Tree Mural as I had intended.  The original concept was to have her initials appear as if they were carved into the tree along with a date for when they are carved.  The date being …

Arya’s Nightstand

During Arya’s Dresser Project, I realized her nursery needed another piece of furniture, a nightstand.  Once again, the options out there just cost too much, so I came up with a quick, simple design that added design elements from the crib so it would match that and the dresser. I got the poplar lumber needed …

Arya’s Dresser (Complete)

As time approaches to Arya’s due date, I am spending a lot of my free time in the garage trying to get the dresser complete before her arrival. I begin the next phase by doing my least favorite, but very necessary part of woodworking, the sanding.  Once I had everything sanded and smoothed out, I …

Arya’s Dresser (Part 2)

Once all of the components were cut, I moved into the assembly phase of the dresser project. I started by assembling and gluing the main body carcass as well as the top drawer carcass.  In order to get a smooth interior finish on the cabinet, prior to assembly, I coated the components of the cabinet …

Arya’s Dresser (Part 1)

I had no interest in making Arya’s crib, for several reasons, we ended up purchasing the Larkin Fixed Gate 4-in-1 Crib from Pottery Barn Kids.  While at the store, we saw a matching dresser that we liked, but didn’t like the price.  So, I decided it was time to dust off the table saw and …

Arya’s Nursery (Part 2)

Numerous lessons learned on the next phase of painting the mural for Arya’s nursery including needing to read the directions and reviews on glitter paint, white on yellow is not a good combination, don’t change what works, frisket is not the best stencil material for a rough-textured wall unless you trim it in place, you …

Arya’s Nursery (Part 1)

Those who know me, know that I don’t ever do things the easy way.  Well, you can image with the excitement building to welcome our baby girl into the world, I started imagining ideas for the nursery.  I saw some pictures online of murals that included trees which got my mind going.  Apparently, there are …

Maui (6/2012)

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Welcome to the new LCW17

I have finally migrated my site over to WordPress and am in the process of moving over my old posts and galleries to the new site. With the new site, you will be able to leave comments on the posts and galleries I have here. Thanks for stopping by and check back soon, because, hopefully, …

Photography

Various attempts at photography.

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