The 11th hour has come and gone, and now it is but a minute to midnight (figuratively).

I really didn’t plan on spending so much of my birthday in the shed, but getting ready for my daughter’s Christmas has been the driving motivation since I started a month ago.  Guess I should have started 2 months ago!  So it is now a given – the kitchen will not be completely finished in time.  That is not a surprise – for a long time I have been fully expecting that, but it was an interesting matter of just how close I would get.

The first kitchen I made (not a dissimilar general look) took about a weekend.  (10-12 hours).  This one has taken a little longer – in the order of 30 hours (very roughly) to date, and I’d expect there is another 6-8 hours of work to go.

Lots of detail in this one, no plans, and the design created on the fly (and modified on the fly as well to deal with various challenges, and time constraints).

No photos tonight – all will be in the Christmas day reveal.

Anyone else been making things for Christmas? (Toys or otherwise).

3 Responses

  1. Marry Christmas Mate! Love your work. Best wishers for the New Year and look forward to more of the same.

  2. Happy B’thday and Merry Christmas Stu & family!, i spent today finishing a quick and dirty workbench made of 90x35mm $2 L/m pine, nothing for the bubs, at 14 months he finds the wrapping paper more fun than the gift, as for the wife, im in a hole so deep…. i dont want to talk about it.
    Merry Xmas everyone.

  3. Stu,

    My goal this year was to not buy anything mass-produced, so I made all my gifts. I’ll share them on my blog after they’re opened!


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