Anyways, my lovely husband took my sketch and rendered it in Google Sketch Up, which is pretty nifty for measurements and things, but is a pain to work with, though we're getting better every day. The sketch up looks like this:
|Pretty cool no? Also a very helpful reference!|
|Gary getting his tools out to get started.|
|A visit from a special helper!|
|We decided that putting the thing together with pocket hols would be best, since we don't yet know how to do fancy joinery, and we were working with plywood after all. Cabinet grade, but plywood nonetheless.|
|We came out to help again!|
We've also got a few other things in the works. We bought wood for a bed frame that we're in the process of making a Sketch Up for. That's the next project on his list.
I also want to add some shelves in the kitchen closet to make a pantry that fits my vacuum, broom and Swiffer, and all my appliances! Plus some storage space for cans and probably the china too. We'll see if we can't rustle up some scrap wood for this project.
After those are done, I've made a rough draft sketch of a new dresser that will fit both our clothes and also have a space for Gary's computer, which currently lives atop his dresser. This way we can put my dresser in storage for when Peri is older and she needs a dresser rather than a changing table. We're very excited to get these projects going, and hopefully it will all happen sooner than later. I'm sure I'll think of some more things for him to do after these projects get done. I'm so excited!