Theme Day: Creative artisan

I chose the Sequim Daily Photo’s resident woodworker as the subject for today’s City Daily Photo theme day. My husband grew up in a home where artistry and self-sufficiency were a given. Need something? Make it. What he has done the most over the years has been woodworking, much of it commercial, and most of it cabinetry. And, like the proverbial shoemaker’s child, I’ve gone barefooted.

If you’ve followed SDP you will know that my husband recently completed constructing the hull of a 12-foot Scamp sailboat. And you may have wondered, “How’s that coming along?” In truth, it hasn’t gotten much further. There was this office – mine – that was just ever so slightly classier than the bricks and boards that kept my life off the floor in my earliest apartments. And though his was only slightly better my office envy resulted in an agreement that he’d complete a functional office for me either before his boat-building class or as soon as it was over. What you see above are the final stages, two ever-so-welcome drawer units. They match a functional work surface, and two open book shelves. I’d proudly post the finished product here except I’m still moving back in. At long last I’m no longer barefooted.

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12 thoughts on “Theme Day: Creative artisan”

  1. Very nice Kay, well worth waiting for oui! Enjoy your new office made all the more special by the ‘hand made’ fittings. P does a bit of carpentry in his spare time too, always a bit exciting when a project is almost finished. Perfect post for the theme.

  2. Great post for the theme. I am so glad you are ‘finally’ getting your office done. And then the boat building can resume. aha!! MB

  3. I stand in awe of people who can create beautiful things out of wood (or other materials!). And I think you’re very fortunate to have found this gentleman!

  4. wow, impressive!!
    i have that in the kitchen. want something? make it from scratch. its so much fun! and so much more healthy… 🙂 (except the amount of cakes…. hahahaha)

  5. A fine portrait of the artisan at work. I hope you get to enjoy that Scamp soon. I always wanted to build my own wooden sailboat but never had the space. An excellent theme day photo!

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