Hello, anybody home?
This message was edited Sep 22, 2017 3:26 PM
Long time no see.
Hello, anybody home?
I'm barely home. Was Irma kind to you? We have plenty of trees down if you're looking for wood working projects. I'm probably going to be sitting by the wayside and admiring your work for awhile. Still very busy with the garden until it gets cold. Good to "see" you!
Hi laurel, We caught the edge of Irma,4 & I/2 ornamental trees down & a whole bunch of broken pine branches But nothing else broken, we were very lucky. I posted a few things this year hoping to get others to post but there seems to be no interest any more, what a shame, I loved this site, so I will no longer waste my time posting. If you would still like to correspond & swap pictures & ideas I'm at [email protected]
John Van Der Linden aka ifantail
John, if you see people are looking then there is interest. Why people don't post is another matter. I had hoped you would continue to post because you love creating. I certainly enjoy looking.
I was looking forward to sharing the neat whatsit I retrieved from the back of a Fresh Foods Market. I do food recovery and they were throwing out a candy display bin made of slatted plywood, tiered half-round troughs. Think 4' long bin/troughs 12" deep and stacked 5' high. It would make an awesome strawberry farm for a year or two or maybe annuals. I haven't had a chance to photo what with Irma clean up (we had to replace the supply water line to the cottage) and still have lots of trees to clean up, a planned holiday and return to plummeting temps with a partially moved greenhouse.
Aside from the whatsit bin, SO won two architect's stools from an online daily giveaway. The bases are metal retro-architectural furniture but the seats are split. He will rebuild them.
I found the coolest chair today. It needs nothing but maybe a cushion. It's a vintage office chair from a school dumpster. Will you be here to see it?
Very nice, John. Please keep posting your pictures. I always enjoy looking at everyone's creativity. I don't post as there isn't enough time in the day to finish my projects. I keep saying Someday....
See John, you do have a fan club. :) I know Pat's been busy because of illness and a death in her family. I didn't photo my treasures 'cause I thought you were gone for good. I will in the next few days.
Now that truly is a love seat! Wonderful! Are you selling these at a market? You are so productive your furniture making must be piling up.
Laurel, if relatives don't grab it first (I don't mind) I take it to a church consignment shop, I have a backlog of pictures I'll post soon. thanks for the kind words.
One of the climbing Philodendron species, I believe. Maybe Philodendron hederaceum. These will cover trees in FL. Can you take a photo of the leaves?
Hoping to get a photo or two of my chair tomorrow.
I remembered to take a photo of the whatsit while at Maypop. It was a candy display, with divided bins, at a Fresh Market store and on its way to the dumpster. I havn't a clue what treasure lies in store for this piece of trash but it seemed worth a think. It's not terribly sturdy...just slats and plywood dividers. The missing dividers are laying down in the bins. It might be useful in my garden shed for gloves and tools.
Love the doorknobs!! I am looking for glass doorknobs to put on horizontal piece of wood. The bathroom needs something to hang towels on, so I'm going to try that. How did you attach the knobs? Did you have to cut a lot of the shaft off?
John, thanks for sharing your wonderful creations. You are an inspiration. I spent this past winter and spring re-doing, refinishing, reupholstering, etc.. Probably not as industrious as you and Pat, but it will take several posts to share projects.
We often, but not always, team on projects. I am fortunate to have a talented woodworking partner. I generally design, he builds to spec and I finish.
We had an old friend whose partner died two years ago. He was about to remarry. He is an architect, historic prevationist and specialist in mid-century modern. I designed the box below from scraps in the basement. It had to have a mid-century modern flare. It's curly maple and walnut with walnut dowel joinery. I lined the drawers with velvet scraps and finished it in a five coat rub of tung oil. I photographed it around our house.
Nice little piece, a special gift they are sure to treasure. I especially like YOUR coffee table, different, I really like it.
I posted some pictures, but mistakenly posted them in the Vintage Glider post.
wow some very nice Items here! I hope that people are still here to participate in this forum. I just returned to DG and it used to be so Vibrant and busy. I see a lot of folks still on so I am hoping people will take the time to just say wow or nice on a post. it helps us not be so lonely lol
[lil peep angels protect me](https://peepmerch.store/product/angel-protect-me-hoodie) I posted some pictures, but mistakenly posted them in the Vintage Glider post.
Whata is Vintage Glider?
this the thread they are talking about https://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1480878/
vintage, as in OLD. Glider - swing like seating that is set on ground.rather than suspended from above, like off pourch or tree.