Which has also recently been known as Zach’s latest project. The man is awesome, y’all. Well I suppose I might should add that younger brother Bud is also awesome, because he has a LOT of tools. A LOT. I mean, he’s got a veritable home improvement warehouse full of tools.
Now, on to the nitty gritty details of the project, because after all, that is the meat and potatoes and of course everyone wants the details! This house is set up strange, because you don’t enter through the front door. You enter through the laundry room/mud room (which is another issue altogether that I’ll address later) but the mud here is a nasty, sticky, heavy clay and so I suppose entering through this room is okay for now. But anyway. When we moved in the laundry room had a clothes rod and a shelf all the way across one wall. Tacky and ugly at best; and anyone that knows me knows I don’t do tacky and I don’t do ugly. I temporarily replaced it with nothing at first, and then we were tired of seeing coats thrown over every chair (no coat closet) so we put up a shelf that I had. In the meantime, Zach and I talked about a solution and he designed, thanks to Google Sketch Up, a killer storage unit. And to make it even better, we used reclaimed lumber- in the form of a hardwood floor from his mom and dad’s old house. The wood is 80 years old and has been out in the elements for the last 15 years. This type of hardwood floor, we’ve read has been going for about $6/sq ft.
He ran it through the planer, sanded it, routered it when necessary and built me the most beautiful storage unit you’ve ever seen*. He also used some to make a wastebasket for the kitchen, but it’s not put together yet. I’ll share that with you when he does get it done. In the meantime, enjoy the before and after photos. There’s plenty of this wood around, so I don’t know what else we’ll do with it. But it will be used!
*Please note- the project isn’t finished. He’ll be building a cabinet complete with doors that will go from the shelf to the ceiling. When that gets done I’ll post photos.