Disclaimer: Before you get confused, no, I have not honed or mastered any carpentry skills, so this post is not about me or any of my own abilities. 🙂
We have been very blessed with fabulous neighbors who live behind us. Their daughter is in Sawyer’s class. They always think to include our family in any gatherings. Our kids often head up there to play for a few hours on the weekend, and their daughter often comes here. We spent New Year’s Eve together, and plan to start swapping nights out, so we each get date nights. The point is, we are really lucky to have them.
Last weekend at their monthly family fun night, the husband shared with us a machine that he built called a CNC machine. Seriously, he built it after seeing it on YouTube. Some time ago, he worked for a carpenter/furniture builder, and that is where his real passion lies. Yesterday, he showed me the bed that he made for his daughter. I did not have my camera on me, but let me tell you, it was amazing. It even featured built in book storage on the footboard, akin to this style…
The headboard and footboard had a beautiful shape and they were made out of solid India wood, and painted in a cottage style. To say I am impressed is an understatement. His talent is immeasurable.
I am writing this post because building furniture is not something I have experience with, but I would really love to help him follow his dream. For now I suggested perhaps creating a portfolio and trying to find a boutique or retailer that could share it with clients, but I would love to hear any thoughts you may have. Your input is much appreciated!