I just have to share photos of the Christmas present my husband made for me this year!!!
Now - he did not get to finish - yet. But you'll see why in the photos!
Isn't it gorgeous!
You cannot find solid oak lumber from trees cut fresh today that have all the incredible character embedded. The worm knots - the burl - the natural cracks and crannies. It's absolutely gorgeous!
By this morning the table was still waiting for drying before another coat of sealant goes on. The two leafs will be made next.
After that - you should see the two Captain's Chairs and the four side chairs that Dwayne will be making to go with the set!
He was so upset because it wasn't ready for Christmas Day. I told him - about a week ago - that it didn't matter if it took him another three months to make whatever it was that he was making me. What mattered most was that he was making it with his own hands - and it was coming from a historical piece of this property that we now own.
He wanted it ready for this Christmas so we'd be able to enjoy our Christmas dinner on it this year. LOL
I told him that the way I see things is - now he's got until next Christmas to make all the chairs so we can enjoy having dinner on it NEXT Christmas!
And maybe - just maybe - all those chairs will have a butt warming them up when dinner is served!