Out of the Woodwork: Project no. 3 – er, no. 4

Your early projects don’t have to end up as firewood.
By Chris Hedges
Page: 100

From the November 2007 issue #165
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When people see the Philadelphia-style secretary I built, they inevitably want to know how long I have been making furniture and how many pieces I have completed. The simple answer – 2-1/2 years and three pieces. The truth – 3-1/2 years and four pieces. If you’re wondering why I always leave out that first piece and that extra year, let’s just say that not everything always turns out as we want it to. Four years ago, I was settling into a career as a sociology professor. My wife and I were thinking about having a child, buying a house and staking our claim in life. On a whim, perhaps in pursuit of a bit of immortality, I decided to build an “heirloom” changing table/dresser. And here we arrive at the crux of the problem.

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From the November 2007 issue #165
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