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Creating something new is always a learning experience. I have learned I am not meant to be a furniture maker. Our dining room has a weird alcove that must have been designed to be a closet or bar. Having a little spare time and steel, I decided to make a cabinet to fit in the space and give us a spot for our glass fountain. I measured, re-measured and started cutting and welding. As always, the piece got heavier as it grew. The finished cabinet is 46" tall, 57" long and 27" deep. Moving it out of the shop, across the gravel driveway, up the steps into the house and finally to the dining room was not fun. Our dollies were not big enough or wouldn't roll on the gravel. We only tipped it over a couple of times. When we finally got it in place we realized that the one thing I hadn't checked was whether or not the walls were plumb! They weren't even close. The piece wouldn't fit, we were about 3/16 shy even after the fudge factor I had allowed. My husband had several suggestions of how to fix the problem (including taking the piece back to the shop, which was not going to happen!). I am not known for my patience. Ignoring his ideas, I got a hammer and started removing dry wall. We slide the piece in place and I patched the exposed dry wall corner. It is not moving in our lifetimes. I tiled the top with glass tile and Phil installed track lights to highlight the glass. If I ever do any more furniture it will be free standing works! Lin


cabinet

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cabinet

cabinet

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cabinet

Creating something new is always a learning experience. I have learned I am not meant to be a furniture maker. Our dining room has a weird alcove that must have been designed to be a closet or bar. Having a little spare time and steel, I decided to make a cabinet to fit in the space and give us a spot for our glass fountain.


More Butterflys

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butterfly wind spinnerbutterfly wind spinnerButterfly BushButterfly BushI was inspired to make a butterfly bush and liked the butterflys so much that I made a table top wind spinners with more butterfly.


More Butterflys

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butterfly bush


butterfly wind spinner

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butterfly wind spinner

More Butterflys

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More Butterflys

I got an idea to do a butterfly bush and liked the steel and glass creatures so much that I made a small wind spinner with more butterflys. They are really pretty turning in the wind. Lin


punk totem

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punk totem

Totem is the newest in my steam punkish series. I am really having fun playing with objects from the recycle yard.


Finally, I was able to reduce the size of my pics.

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Finally, I was able to reduce the size of my pics.

This is one of the early stages of my tree, this would be the base of the giant sequoia.


Flowers, Coming and Going

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I may get the hang of this youtube thing yet! Here is the address for the flower spinner I tried to post earlier this week. Thanks Frank and Rich for the suggestions of youtube. Lin
http://www.youtub


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