When Brawn is left on his own, I never know what he's going to come up with.
On the to do list last year was make some sort of a patio table.
We've had glass ones that shattered, and metal ones that rust. The latest one was suppose to be temporary and we used it for what seemed like forever, long enough for the cheap wood to rot before our eyes.
It becomes a pricey piece of furniture to keep replacing over the years.
I've yet to meet outdoor stuff that can take what a cold Minnesota winter can dish out.
Most people must store their treasured patio furniture inside, but not us wazy bwastards.
Yes I sound like Elmer Fudd when I swear on my blog.
There is a place located right here in Minnesota where they make furniture from recycled plastics. I like the $1600 table, and I don't need chairs, which is good because it doesn't come with any.
It's not in the budget this summer. Or probably ever.
Brawn, feeling the pressure at the start of BBQ season to provide a place for us to set our paper plates and hot dog buns, decided to just make a table to use for however long it might last, or you know, till a nice table is in the budget.
I thought he would make some sort of a traditional looking table, or maybe even a picnic style table.
Not possible. Traditional isn't used much in his vocabulary.
We have these spools from our son in law. Free. So of course if it's free that's Brawns go-to product.
Hence why a really nice table will never be in the budget, they are not free.
I heard saws going but was busy with my own projects and when I walked into the garage, there leaning against the piano was this big tri-spool-atops...... (get it? 3 spools tops, like the dino - triceratops? Lame Bliss).
Weird, but I kinda like this quirky thing. Surely no one else on the block has one like it.
He pounded in nails, and sanded and dug around back by the shed for old posts for the legs.
3 legs. It's a 3-legged tri-spool a top table.
Then we made a run to the lumber yard where he had me pick out 4 little cans of different color stain.
A mahogany, weathered gray, red something, and a walnut.
Then he did this;
Then varnish, varnish and more varnish.
The angle is weird in the photo, I was hanging out a window and it makes the table look short, but six chairs fit around it.
The legs need to be done yet - sanded so they can take stain - but at the weekend BBQ at least I had a place to set my buns.
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