You know how good I can be at procrastinating? I've been meaning to share this project since 2013. That's a solid three years of "waiting until tomorrow". Alas...
In 2013, I was living in Western Massachusetts and had access to a) a lot of free time and b) my dad's workshop. As someone who doesn't do a whole heckofalot of woodworking, he has a pretty extensive collection of tools. So... lucky me.
As the year was drawing towards its end and Christmas carols started hitting the radio waves, I did what we all often do - I started up the nostalgia machine, thinking about Christmases of the past. Onesie footy pajamas, sneaking around the house looking for gifts, hot chocolate and advent calendars. One thing that always stood in my memories was a mini chair and table set that still lives in my parents' basement. I don't even know if that was a Christmas gift but regardless, it reminded me of my own childhood Christmases.
With that in mind, I decided I'd build a set for my youngest nephew and his sister-on-the-way. It was a really fun process and I learned quite a bit about woodworking, like why furniture costs so much.
The below photos archive the process.