So I’ve been too busy with work to get anything done on the dollhouse, but my retired carpenter next door neighbor’s been working hard on a table for the house.
Plywood for the top (since it’ll be under the house anyway) and yellow pine for the rest.
Except for the legs which are made of solid maple and which he got for free once because they had floated away from a yard during the big flood of ’72 and they had been cast away as rejects.
And here it is, set up in my dining room (dining room table duly swept to the side).
I’m going to stain it dark and varnish it later.
But for now, I think I’ll leave it the way it is…
…since I still have a lot of work to do on the house, and I’d be afraid of ruining the table finish as I worked.
Oh, and it’s got a perfect little sanded-down lip around the edge so the plexiglass box won’t slide off.
So thank you, Harry, for being such a good neighbor and a wonderful person, as well as a skilled carpenter!
Kristine @ paperdollminiatures.com said:
Harry you are amazing! This is just the best thing! It’s so hard to get the right height using a standard table (I myself have been using a large storage bin). Its very impressive all set up 🙂 Hope this helps you work better and easier.
storage bin sounds like it would work, too…but I feel awfully lucky to have this table now.
Way to go, Harry! That’s a really fantastic table, and the lip around it to hold the box is such a great idea! Aren’t you lucky to have such a great neighbor!
Reblogged this on Dollhouses by Torrie and commented:
OK, Ok, this looks pretty awesome.