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Old 01-12-2015, 08:53 PM
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I am so fortunate, and benefit greatly from my DH's carpentry & furniture design talents. When our youngest son and our grandson moved to their own place I wanted to convert one of the bedrooms into my sewing room and get out of the family room. My husband converted the dead space between the closets into storage cabinets, built in a book shelf/entertainment unit, made a permanent design wall, then built a twin daybed with underneath storage, and a beautiful multipiece sewing table with my big machine recessed. For Christmas 2013, he designed and built a cutting/storage station, and this Christmas added a matching ironing/storage station. We could never afford to purchase the top of the line sewing units I've seen advertised, but mine (from what I've seen at the shows and in stores) far surpasses these, because they are built for me and my needs. So thankful for him! Do you have a builder you have benefitted from? Show us your "blessings"!
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:26 PM
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Custom built is always better than ready made! What a wonderful job he has done!
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:28 PM
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A blessing indeed!!
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:58 PM
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Very nice indeed.
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Old 01-13-2015, 12:31 AM
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Beautiful cabinets, unfortunately I'm married to an amazing man, who's a D I dont'r.
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Old 01-13-2015, 03:41 AM
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Thanks-he is amazing, as are so many of our spouses and significant others-for a million different reasons!
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Old 01-13-2015, 03:47 AM
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Wow that is wonderful you are very blessed!
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:56 AM
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looks nice sure wish it was not upside down
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:08 AM
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Very nice! You are so lucky to have him. I'm sure he enjoys the woodwork too. You both help each other with your crafts. The pieces all look great. They are much nicer than anything you could have bought. My favorite sewing table is the little table my grandfather built for my grandmother. It has two little drawers on the right side that are so handy. It is nice and sturdy.
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My husband is also an amazing man. He has outaged his desire to do carpentry but will help me with whatever I may need. When we (literally) built our Wisconsin home ourselves, we had contracted our kitchen cabinets to be made by his cousin. After 8 long months with no progress, he decided to build them himself. While waiting for official cabinets to be built, he made me a huge center counter top out of plywood and set it on 2 horses. After the kitchen was finished, he was going to burn the plywood top. Of course, I had a better idea. We took 2 dressers and set the top on them for my sewing room cutting table. It is amazing. Now he is going to build me the PVC pipe stand to hold up my quilts while FMQing. Can't wait for that. We are both so fortunate. Here are a couple of photos of my sewing room and my kitchen cabinets. Here are some photos of the kitchen, my sewing table and a table that he made from a slab of a dead oak tree that he took down. The tree was 260 years old. Older than the USA!

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