Thursday, July 31, 2008

If he builds it -- it will be beautiful

With all this talk of artists, I would be crazy to overlook
the artists in my own family. Next to having fun,
laughing and trying to stay chirpy, making stuff is a major
value over here. I know that doesn't excuse the mess
that seems to flood through our house in continuous
waves, but it does say there's always something going

In the past year Steven has taken up woodworking --
none of that easy, one-board shelving for him. He
picks projects that take endless time and patience,
and turns out gorgeous pieces of furniture.

Steven van Schaik
Oak tool chest

So far he's made a beautiful bookcase for his office,
an amazing Nantucket planter for the backyard for
a Mother's Day gift for me, and his latest creation,
shown here, is a oak set of drawers for his tools.

Isn't it completely amazing? Every chance he gets
on a sunny day, Steven slips out to the garage and
works away at his craft. The results speak for

Have a working-with-your-hands day!

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