We Learned That The Best Way To Appreciate Why Furniture Costs A Lot Is By Make Some Ourselves
Literally we are never taking furniture for granted again.
So, the closest any of us have ever come to making furniture is this: One time, Freddie had a dream to build a shadowbox-style coffee table that she saw at an Urban Outfitters but couldn't afford:
So to try and fulfill Fred's dream, we divided into two teams, with each team making their own coffee table. Whoever could sell their coffee table at a flea market at the end of the week, would win!
First, we picked out our wood, which was deceptively easy-breezy:
And we soon realized that a lot more goes into making beautiful tables than we thought.
We knew going into this that there was obviously a lot, but there is a LOT LOT. Like, a lot². APPRECIATE NICE FURNITURE.
It took us a second to get used to the RAW POWERRRRR of the tools:
And Kristin and Freddie undid like three hours of work in about 45 seconds when they cut a piece of wood wrong:
And sanding the wood was an activity that could turn from "therapeutic" into "oh shit I just undid 72 hours of work" VURRRRY QUICKLY:
Once we had practiced a bit, it was amazing how easily the steps were coming to us:
To be honest, by the time we finally finished our tables, we were pretty delirious:
But after a long week... HERE IS HOW OUR BEAUTIFUL TABLES TURNED OUT:
The table on the left is Devin and Jen's, which we called the "Donna" -- the one on the right is Kristin and Freddie's, which we called the "Ramona." They are both beautiful in their own way and it is honestly nothing short of a damn miracle that we even finished them in the first place.
But man... it's so satisfying even to look at the gifs of these. It just feels good!