Armands Podoļskis, a reader from Latvia who saw my bed frame article and watched the videos where I showed how I made it, wrote to me recently: I would like to thank you very much for your videos of how to make bed frame. They were very useful. I used them to make bed myself. I’m … Continue reading My bed frame comes to life in Latvia
More than two years after publishing parts 1-8, here's the final installment in this series, which recaps the features of the cat house I've designed and built and describes some improvements that I've made to my original design, after testing it through two winters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWkPcLl6pzo We now have four cats (Sasha, Zuzu, Tira and Bubu), … Continue reading The cat house – part 9
This summer, I built a few custom shelves for our bathroom, and only now got around to writing about them. There's a certain quality, a character, to objects made by hand, that you just won't find in mass-produced items. There's also the fact that if you make something yourself, to the exact measurements of the … Continue reading Custom-built bathroom shelves
This is a temporary exhibit at the museum, with sculptures created by local artist Radu Lupu along musical themes. All are interesting, and some are for sale. You can contact the artist via the museum. We liked the one entitled "Lira".
We have a wood-burning stove in the room where I do my work, and on cold or rainy days, I'll light a fire and turn around to watch it from time to time. It's calming, and those of us who sit in front of the computer all day long need to take some time every … Continue reading Burning embers in our fireplace
Last summer, I made a custom king size bed frame for our bedroom, out of solid wood. I held off on writing about it until now, nine months later, because I wanted to make sure the end result was solid and worth writing about. We've been sleeping on it ever since, and there's nothing wrong … Continue reading Making the custom bed frame