Creative Husband (Another catch up post)

My husband always asked me around Thanksgiving what I want for Christmas or he’ll ask our daughter to find out what I want for Christmas, my birthday, anniversary!  He won’t forget but he hates figure out what to give me on his own.  I think a lot of men are like this!  It’s just too hard to listen or use their imagination or worse than that, they’re afraid we won’t like it.  I love ALL gifts I receive, I promise, but especially if it’s handmade or took a little thought about what I’m about!!

I November 2014 I was asked the question once again.  I was ready!!!  I told him I wanted a new bookshelf beside my “spot” in the living room to replace the cheapy I bought from WalMart which was falling apart and I’d only had it about a year.  Pressed wood sucks!!!   Or, I would like for him to make me a new spice rack for my kitchen and I wanted them made from barnwood or any kind of lumber taken from the farm.

Well, I didn’t get them for Christmas but since then he has made them both and just in time for our anniversary which was in February!  Both are made from boards lumbered from the farm.  He did such a great job!!  Here they are:

Three spice racks made from oak, cedar and pine and now full and hanging in my country kitchen!

Three spice racks made from oak, cedar and pine and now full and hanging in my country kitchen!

Closer look.

Closer look.

My new bookcase and full of the things I love to work on at night while watching TV together.

My new bookcase and full of the things I love to work on at night while watching TV together.

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While he was working so hard on my wishes he also made our daughter a gift for her new house and made out of wormy chestnut sawed on the farm by her great uncle Holl.

Made from wormy chestnut from the farm.

Made from wormy chestnut from the farm.

Hangers on the top and two coats of polyurethane to make it easy to clean.

Hangers on the top and two coats of polyurethane to make it easy to clean.

She can use it for spices in her kitchen or in another room for anything she wants to display.

She can use it for spices in her kitchen or in another room for anything she wants to display.

From Dad to daughter.

From Dad to daughter.

He is so very clever and had no pattern to go by, just my explanation of what I wanted.

Now I have to decide what I want for 2015!!

5 responses to “Creative Husband (Another catch up post)

  1. I can never get enough of old barn wood. Even if it’s laying in a pile waiting for something to with it, I still love it! Great gifts!!

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  2. Colin Huggins

    Eddie is very clever with his hands on making such
    fittings for your kitchen, pantry and rooms.
    I can’t hammer a nail in properly but my younger
    brother is a whiz at it. Then again he couldn’t play
    tennis or ride horses – hopeless at both – ha ha.

    The fishing trip appears to have been a resounding
    success – the catches look great.

    I was jesting with the stud bee book – naturally
    there would ( well I hope so ) be no such thing – ha ha.

    Many thanks for the informative reply – much appreciated.

    Has started off a bonza day here in Brisbane for 4th July
    festivities for the US tourists, new residents -ex-USA and
    the backpacker brigade. The CBD bars in the Mall
    and various hotels will be in full swing with US style
    burger meals, hot dogs and US brand beers.
    I have previously attended some and they are quite
    something, I can assure you.
    Not this year – I’m too long in the tooth these days
    to keep up.
    Enjoy your BIG day – I have twice experience the 4th
    July in the USA – even the fantastic bi-centennial in 1976.
    Cheers
    Your “Aussie” mate
    Colin

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