Mid winter, lots of snow, cold, rain, and more snow. Not more than 3″ to 12″ at a time, but lots of storms. That means cleaning the driveway each day, before I get to go to the shop.
Well, it wasn’t all bad weather. We had some sunny (and cold) days as well. It really is nice to walk through the woods on a clear winter day. The snow is full of deer, squirrel, porcupine, and snowshoe hare tracks. And an occasional fox.
It wouldn’t be February without Valentines Day. Even out here on a dirt road in New Gloucester, Maine, the Valentine’s Day Bandit left a heart on our porch. Much appreciated and enjoyed.
Between all the less than desirable weather and the effort keeping the driveway clear, I did get work done in the shop. The lectern I started in January was finally finished, gilded and delivered.
The better part of the month was taken up with the construction of a tall cupboard. The dimensions are the same as the Shaker original, only the wood and the panels have been changed. It is a really nice storage cabinet, yet takes only a foot and a half of floor space.
The next project, started on this last day of February, is a pair of Haystack arm chairs. Tomorrow I’m off to purchase a cow hide for the leather seats.
Don’t forget to also check out the my Instagram page for more goings on around the shop and the neighborhood. Lots of fun stuff going on.
C. H. Becksvoort © 2019