I must say that he is putting his talents to good use. I've been wanting a really good spice rack. We have these pillars in our kitchen. They're really pretty, but they make decorating a little awkward. We found a way to utilize that space. I asked for a counter to ceiling spice rack. The Mister was more than happy to oblige.
He took a few boards, a power saw, an absolutely-necessary brand new brad nailer, some screws and a can of ebony stain... and this was the result! I absolutely love it! I have a few more things to add to the top shelf and I'd like to change out a few of the spice jars. Maybe I'm a little crazy, but I want all of the jars to match.
If I was truly on top of things, I would have had The Mister write down all the steps and measurements. Yeah... I'm not that good. They look good though, right? However, I can share what he told me he did. First, I told him I wanted something similar to these. He
analyzed them repeatedly took a quick glance and told me it was simple. He made one really long shelf with the bottom and back. He added a small lip to the front of the entire shelf. Then he cut them down to size and added the sides to each shelf. He added a few layers of stain and polyurethane to seal it. Done. He brought out every tool imaginable (it may have actually been just a level, measuring tape, and drill), and up they went!
I couldn't be happier with the result. Now he get's to start on my next project... a trunk for blankets in our living room!