We had set out in the bright January (or shall we say, June-uary) morning with the plan to build a new dining table. The old one was cute and all, but a new table would be a great motivator to host more dinner parties (and we all know those lead to random dance parties) and general merriment. It began as simply wanting a project and creating a tangible object by the end of the day, though the process proved to be much more than that; a sense of community arose.
We had randomly stumbled upon Building Resources a while ago when poking around in Dog Patch for yep, you guessed it, old scrap pieces of wood, and revisited it with a purpose or at least a very rough outline. (That is the sketch of our kitchen…That rectangle is said table.)
Thinking we could borrow a saw from our friend/neighbor, Zarin, he instead upped the ante by offering to give us a hand at his beautiful wood shop. Again, we were elated! With a few handy clamps, proper tools and a woodworking genius, our table was assembled in record timing. (And honestly, looked better than we could have possibly imagined and our imagination runs wild!)
At the end of the day, not only did we have a beautiful new/old table and some saw dust in our lungs, but we had so much fun working with the many different people who lent a hand to help make it happen. We feel fortunate to live in a city with so many talented, ingenious, giving, inspiring, creative, and rad people.