Tag Archives: woodworking

The sunroom window seat

The other evening, I took my shears out to the side yard and harvested an armful of forsythia branches. I arranged them in a vase on the sunroom table, and it instantly felt like spring, despite the persistent cold. After I snapped a picture for Instagram, I fell into the rabbit hole of finding the progress […]

A probably-consult-an-expert-not-really-tutorial to make a planter

In a dramatic turn of events last project, my drill died! So I borrowed my neighbor’s, and then immediately started researching which one to buy, which is not very dramatic at all. The first had been a hand-me-down, an inauspicious start for any power tool, I suppose, but I used it all the time and […]

The bench

When we renovated the kitchen, I had my eye on a particular piece of wood in our building’s basement. Untouched for years, it appeared to be an old support beam from when the twin homes were converted into 6 apartment units in the 1910s. I thought it would make a good shelf along the sink […]

New walls

I’ve lived in two studio apartments in my adult life, during the times I’ve lived alone without roommates or a partner. My first, during undergrad, was a teeny, tiny closet of a space that had barely enough room for a loveseat, but it did have a cast-iron tub with no safety drain that I could […]