I was busy building furniture. Or, more accurately, a furniture-shaped object.
SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) has been bugging me for years for a new shoe cabinet. We have been thinking about a design, it is just that shoe cabinets over here in Germany tend not to be the most convenient things to put shoes in.
Our old shoe cabinet we got at some discout store somewhere. For as big and ugly as it was, it didn't really hold that many shoes.
I have been meaning to make one, essentially in the style of a bookcase with some doors. Except for shoes.
I think knocking it together with some nails would be just fine.
The problem is I have about 25 different things on my list of things to make that are in front of this project (most of which I'm not too excited about).
The Frau wants a new shoe cabinet, NOW!
She picked out a couple from a catalog, and I begrudgingly picked one out with her. It was delivered yesterday, so today I took it out of the box.
|Some assembly required.|
My big problem with this stuff is that it is designed to last about two years before it totally gives up. That's fine for an apartment dweller who moves every once in a while. I like the idea of more permanent stuff.
And I also thought this was a laugh:
|Doesn't this make you feel happy and green?|
Anyway, here is the final product, it should make The Frau happy.
It will probably motivate me to make a proper shoe cabinet.