The bizarre thing of late is the fact that we never seem to have any spare time. I spent up until 2am updating PC’s yesterday to find on arriving this morning some of the games had a new patch release this morning. So back to updating again, problem is the internet cafe is never empty as a constant flow of kids appear.
What has this got to do with rustic furniture? well basically I don’t have the time to do what I want to be. I was a cabinet maker, carpenter and joiner for years in the UK before eventually becoming a surveyor. I moved away from the timbers as most companies have adopted factory techniques over craftsmanship even down to setting the machines up as you may have one guy who sets up the entire factory instead of a factory of skilled workers. So it sort of took the shine out of it for me although I do love making my own stuff when I have the time. We had some wood left from some trees that were felled last year and I know Aprils father likes projects as much as I do when it comes to actually creating something. So while he has been busy making benches for outside I have been working out the layout of what will become apartment 2 which has involved getting round a water pipe problem as I don’t want it buried in concrete. So an easy removable plinth will be added to hide it but also allow easy access for maintenance. Getting back to what Aprils father has been upto I am pleased with the end result and no doubt a few people out there will be saying “I want one of those” because I know the Chinese furniture that fills most of the stores here isn’t fit for purpose especially when it comes to Western guys due to not only our weight but our actual body frame shape.
As you can see the first bench is wider not only in length but in depth compared to anything I have seen here. I am hoping we can make several of these from our available wood as we are often having visitors so some badly needed extra seating would be a great help on top of the fact its appealing to the eye.