Helping kids write meaningful Veterans Day letters to active duty or retired service members is a simple way to celebrate this holiday. Our friend Julie at Happy Strong Home provides tips, letter writing prompts and a free printable to help kids get started!
To me, no room is complete without at least a few books at hand. But not every room needs or has the wall space for an actual bookcase. After seeing a free-standing book “tree” used as a promotional display in a bookshop, I set about designing one that would look good in a residential setting.
For the last few years, the “table” between my couch and fireplace has been an old leather steamer trunk. A holdover from my bachelor days, it was too bulky for our small parlor, and obscured our view of the fireplace. It was time for something new. In its stead, I designed and built this minimalist, mid-century inspired table.
Last May, we had the good fortune of teaching a chairmaking class together at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren, VT. As we were putting the class together, we knew we wanted a chair that was: comfortable, contemporary yet classic, and relatively easy to build for woodworkers with limited experience.