Friday, October 8, 2010

Custom Built Furniture

Did you know that a lot of the furniture in my home is custom built?
Yes, I've been blessed to have a very talented husband who can fix almost anything from cars to fixing and building furniture.
He grew up as a carpenter's son, and over the years has developed a real talent for finishing and creating furniture. His way to unwind and relax is to work in his shop.

All I need to do is find a photo of what I would like him to build and he will make it for me.
Here's what he's made for me over the years.
The first items a cedar chest for a wedding gift to me.

The second was also a gift ~ my first Christmas as a married couple.

Shortly after the Christmas cabinet, he went to work on a crib for our first child who would be born the following October.
Sorry to say that was 30 years ago and I didn't take photos of it.
This desk I found a photo in a magazine
and he built it to fit a small space in the first parsonage we lived in.

I love all the detail on it and the inside has all these cute cubicles.

Sixteen years ago he built our bedroom furniture.

We went to high-end furniture stores to find the style we wanted. The highboy has a floating top just like the high-end store. This feature is for climate changes and can expand and contract with the weather.

This cabinet was built using white cedar lumber.
A friend milled a tree from his yard; and, in exchange for a few woodworking lessons, he gave my husband the lumber.
The painting on the doors was done by a local artist
making the piece unique to the area we live.
Other pieces of furniture that he's built me....
an oak pedestal kitchen table, headboard for our bed,
two glider rockers, entertainment center,
end tables, a coffee table and adirondack chairs for our patio.

He's started another project for me, can you guess what it is?

I'll share it with you in the near future!

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  1. You are one lucky woman to have such a talented hubby. The furniture he has made is gorgeous. I have to say I have no idea what he is building for you next.

  2. Dear Joy,

    I've been coming back to your blog over and over since you showed your wonderful bedroom makeover! And this blog mentioned why I keep returning... the headboard your husband made. You mentioned in the bedroom post, you would show/tell us how you made it:). Hope to see a post about that soon! What a wonderful craftsman your husband is! It reminds me of a quote: "They say that the eyes are the window to the soul, but it could be that the hands reveal more about a person when we watch what they do with them." - Pastor Steven P. Loy

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  5. Oh Joy, you are soooooo incredibly blessed!! I'm drooling over your beautiful furniture. It's amazing.

  6. Wow, I'm so impressed! He's really talented! Your sense of style and your thriftiness with his carpentry skills-- WOW, what a pair!



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