In the decades I've lived in my house, I always meant to have a built-in cabinet in the dining room. There's a little corner that cries for it.
I started drawing out plans for the cabinet. I got distracted, and stuck the plans in a drawer. I knew they were here somewhere and finally found them. For whatever reason, I dated the drawings: 2/17/2007! Man, I thought it was a year ago, two at most.
So, I was looking over the plans trying to refamiliarize myself with this postponed (I almost wrote aborted) project. Ah yes, there's a drawing of the front elevation, drawing for the base cabinet carcas, drawings for the drawers, drawing of the slide details, drawings for the top carcas and shelves, drawing for the doors on top, drawings for... what the heck? It's a layout for seat and thwart placement in the Chipewyan canoe I rebuilt in 2007, paddled for a few years, and sold a few years ago.
The top half of the page has shelving details. Then on the bottom half is a sketch and rough measurements for seat and thwart placement. And there the cabinet drawings stopped.
Can I help it that rebuilding a canoe was more rewarding than making a cabinet? Both are interesting builds. A cabinet is useful, but it's just a thing that sits there. The feel of a canoe is rewarding from the first paddle stroke, plus it's useful for hauling you and your stuff to places you can't otherwise get. The cabinet just holds stuff (and a canoe can do that, too!).
Ain't it funny how the brain works?
First Need Purifier
Bent Shaft Canoe Paddles
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I've seen plans for splitting a canoe |
Posted by: g2d on Jan-31-14 2:44 PM (EST)
crossways, standing one half, and putting shelves in it.
Your brain is working well.|
Posted by: spiritboat on Jan-31-14 3:04 PM (EST)
I'd always choose to build/rebuild a canoe, before building a cabinet...Heck, I'd prolly build a canoe before building my own house! (One can always sleep in a canoe, right?)
Been promising the wife|
Posted by: pirateoverforty on Jan-31-14 11:26 PM (EST)
To build a new back porch for almost a year now. Swore I'd finally get to it while I was off two weeks for the holidays. I got a new canoe right before vacation started and didn't have a place for it and I was already storing some on my trailer under a tarp so I put three stacks of cinder blocks under the old porch to stabilize it, knocked the back wall out of my shop, put a 12x20 extension on it, put in storage racks for 4 canoes and extra braces in the ceiling to suspend my two longest kayaks from and finished up just in time to go back to work.
Who ever compliuments you on a|
Posted by: string on Feb-01-14 8:03 PM (EST)
cabinet? A nice canoe however...
There IS a price to be paid|
Posted by: PJC on Feb-02-14 8:21 AM (EST)
for that kind of thinking... I just paid it. Let me explain.
Nice to know it's not just me|
Posted by: booztalkin on Feb-02-14 11:50 PM (EST)
Thanks Pirate and PJC.
No, not just you...|
Posted by: PJC on Feb-03-14 7:18 AM (EST)
Having some fittings (previously used, BTW)kicking around has been a norm for me for many years now.