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The start…

The wood has sat on my porch now for six months. Through the wet days of spring and into the hot summer, it sat and waited, each piece cut to the exact specifications that I had found after many hours of trolling the internet. As summer morphed into fall, it continued to call out to me and I felt a renewed urgency returned to just get this thing done! But procrastination, as it always seems to do, had firmly entrenched itself in every being of my soul.

But today was the start of a new day. With the help of my daughter, I was able to assemble what you see in the pictures in just a couple of hours. Tomorrow, I’ll put the remaining boards in place and the start the staining process.


It’s way to cold to work outside so the living room becomes the work area!




Almost finished.

More to come!


Tick Tock

  1. the action of delaying or postponing something.

Several months ago I bought the wood I needed to make a coffee table for our living room. I have found that completing projects like these actually calm me down, except when I keep putting them off. I downloaded the plans, cut each piece to its proper length, but have never pulled the trigger and put it together. Why is that? I wish I could give you an answer.

Since I am a teacher I do have the summers off and this should have been a signal that with that much time off I could have had it done. I remember thinking several times over the last several months that it would be cool to get it done. But I have kept putting it off even to this day. With the weather changing and daylight fading, I am running out of time to be able to get it together and then stain it to my satisfaction.

Here’s the thing-I really want to get it done. I have no doubt that it is going to look really cool once it is finished but I just can’t get it together (no pun intended) long enough to assemble it. So this weekend I am off for four days. My goal is to get this thing put together. Will the weather cooperate? I don’t know. Will it get stained? I don’t know. Will I find some excuse to not  get it done, again? I don’t know.

Anyway, as I put it together I will take pictures to show my progress as it makes it way from pieces of wood that are currently stranded on my porch to (hopefully) a magnificent coffee table.