Welcome to Susan's Met Monday! Met Monday is chalk full of wonderful before's and afters. Be sure to check out Susan's blog http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ to see more wonderful Met Monday posts. Several years ago I was really wanting a Hall Tree for my house. The one's I liked the most were made by the Amish. While shopping at a little mall one day, my hubby and I came across the perfect one. One problem, he had nothing to measure with and we didn't have a camera with us. Now my husband Dan teaches woodworking and Building Construction- beginner to advanced courses. Being the resourceful teacher that he is, he found a piece of paper, pencil and began sketching. Did I mention we had no tape measure. Well, he just happens to wear a size 12 shoe, so he used his foot as his measuring guide. Pretty Resourceful Hey!
Here is the sketch he made that day, with only his size 12 shoe as a guide.
Several weeks later, my new hall tree! He made it out of Red Oak. (Click on any pic to enlarge)
A closer view of the bottom.
A closer view of the top. My contribution was moral support and the little cushion I made. If you missed my first Met Monday Post, you can view it directly below this post. Thanks for stopping and have a great Monday. Cindy
Welcome to Applestone Cottage. My husband Dan and I bought this cottage in the hills of Western Wisconsin 2 years ago. My husband Dan is a building construction and woodworking teacher at our local high school. He loves to build and I love to decorate on a shoe-string budget. With an empty nest looming, we wanted to take our life in a new direction. We found our little stone cottage on 2 acres surrounded by apple trees. Hence, Applestone Cottage began. Please join us as we turn on little cottage in the country into an inviting little home. Cindy