I found the. coolest. website. yesterday.
This very talented woman takes Pottery Barn furniture, Williams-Sonoma, West Elm, etc. and creates plans that are user-friendly to help us poor people build their furniture.
I showed this website to Daniel yesterday and he was in heaven. So far we've made plans to re-create the following:
I'll be the photo-journalist keeping record of our progress. And I might jump in as assistant carpenter at some point.
Last night I told Daniel, "We could just take the list of lumber she provides to a lumber yard and get the lumber guy to measure and cut the pieces and we'd be all set!"
He told me if I wanted to do it that way, I'd have to do it myself.
And he said, "I could walk in and say (his pitch went waayyyy up) 'can you please cut this wood for me in these sizes, I don't know what I'm doing!' if I wanted to walk out with my..." Nevermind. I can't repeat what he said...it had something to do with nether regions.
So, I guess it's a macho thing.