For those of you who have asked..."what's behind that sheet?" from a previous post...here ya go! Needless to say, we saw very little of Tom during his vacation days the week before Christmas. But everyone loved the results of his hard work!
Tom made both girls a spice cabinet. Hannah picked "winter white pastel" for the color of hers with an Early American stain rubbed on top of the white and immediately wiped off to give it more of an antique look. She also wanted a towel bar at the bottom. The cabinet turned out looking very classy.
Sarah's color is golden oak (which matches the color of the recipe box and bread box from previous years' projects), and she picked Shaker pegs at the bottom.
Below is the jelly cabinet Tom made for me. The color is Early American with 4 raised panels inserted in the door frame. The knob installation was delayed, but other than that it is complete. I love it!! In addition to jelly jars, it will hold tablecloths, placemats, napkins, and candles; it will be great to have everything readily available downstairs!
The "winter white pastel" bread box below is the project Tom was working on when the big "ouch!" happened earlier this month. This is Elizabeth's (our future daughter-in-law) wood gift this year. As you can see, it is packed with various other presents ready for carting back to Georgia; but I'm sure it will eventually get plenty of use packed with her homemade bread.
Now...we just need to brainstorm and pick out some ideas for wood projects for Tom to work on for next year--although I think he deserves some well-earned time off. Well done, good and faithful woodworking Dad!