out of the basement
I made this little table to replace a chest we were using as an end table in the living room. It’s made from six different types of wood- all scraps I’ve salvaged from the dumpsters at the shop. I built it on the fly after looking at a lot of pictures and plans online. I haven’t put any finish on it, just sanded off the most offensive rough or splintered patches. I like the raw look but I should probably put something on to protect it. I also need to add a knob or handle to the drawer front. Fun project for a Saturday.
While I was in the basement, Bubba stayed by himself upstairs. This project took about five hours and he behaved awesomely the whole time. Actually, I think he slept on the couch most of the time, but I’ll let it slide. As I worked downstairs I thought about Bubba’s first night with us, when the vet cautioned us that he was too flea-ridden to sleep inside the house. He stayed in his crate downstairs and I slept on a sleeping pad on the floor next to him. Thinking back to that night I remember how small and scared he was, he really has come a long way since then.