Sunday, August 30, 2015


I haven't done a workshop update for a long time.  Bob is always out in the garage doing something.  If something needs salvaged -- he's the one to do it.  Anything rustic sells well in our part of the country in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  That fits his aesthetic perfectly.

The rustic harvest table above was made from 100 year old wood he salvaged from an old garage.  Wish I had room for another big table -- this one is neat with the thick boards and the breadboard ends.
Bob made the little chest below from pallet wood.
Below is a cupboard he found in a downtown alley ready to be trashed.   The top of the chest was bad, so he filled it in with twigs.  This photo was taken before he added the glass over the twigs.
This chimney cupboard was built from scratch using wood from free pallets.

Looks like a pile of wood scraps to me, but he saw that this was a desk in its former life.  He bought it for $4 at an auction (and I thought he over paid!).
When he got through, this is what it looked like.
 He built this rustic chimney cupboard from free pallet wood and some of the free 100 year old boards out of a friend's garage.

There have been more projects the past few months, but he is always so anxious to get them out of the garage and to the consignment shop.  He always has them loaded in the truck before I get a chance to take a picture!!

I'm joining the following:
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Smiling Sally for Blue Monday
Knick of Time for Vintage Tuesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday


bj said...

Hi, Sally. That Bob is a furniture-making
These are great pieces and I bet they sell quickly. Bill has been building a work shop, storage and is almost finished and he sure will be glad. lol
hugs, bj

SmilingSally said...

Hi Sally,

You picked a winner with Bob. I truly love his work. That blue shading is pleasant thing to see. Thanks for playing today.

Please come back and tell me what you think of my post.

Happy Blue Monday!

BarberryLane Designs said...

Wow….amazing creativity and craftsmenship. Unique, versatile and FUNKtional…awesome post!

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful craftsmanship! I love what he did with that pile of old boards- magic! Very lovely. Have a great week. Happy Blue Monday!

Randi said...

Very impressed with his skills - obviously very well cut and put together, love that he re-uses old wood. Beautiful pieces!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Unbelievable! What a talent!!! Where exactly can I go to load up? The farm table is fantastic, but what he did with that desk is just awesome!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

He sure has a gift. Who ever is lucky enough to buy one of his projects is sure lucky. Thanks so much for the visit and kind words... fondly ~lynne~

Have a Daily said...

Sally, what a talented guy Bob is! He certainly can make something out of nothing. And not just your everyday something. Something fabulous indeed! Love that farm table and wish I lived close by! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Thara said...

I love the desk!Your husband is very talented :)