Patina Reflections


Musings upon wood and tools after a 20-year hiatus.

Writing Shelf Framework

The writing shelf requires some support inside the desk.  I also wanted to provide some additional strength to the desk overall, and to the center of the top which will undoubtedly carry most of the weight of items placed on […]

Back to the Desk

Now that the crib is finished, and little Titus is using it, the desk takes center stage again.  Frankly, I gave so much attention to the crib, that it took me a while to refocus and to start thinking about […]

The Crib Belongs to Titus!

At last we know his name.  Titus Mark Cooper made himself known on July 14th at about 2:00 in the afternoon.  Each person breathed a sigh of relief to have both mother and child in good health. Jodi took a […]

Ready for Baby

Saturday, Judy and I loaded the unassembled crib into the back of the pickup in layers of blankets.  Our fear was that it might rain on Sunday, and it is pouring as I type this.  We scheduled the delivery to […]

The Crib Is Done

But not delivered. The work is done.  The finish is on everything, it just needs to be delivered and setup.  All of the pieces look great by themselves, so I am eager to see them back together, and in its […]