What was the first piece of furniture that you built?
The first piece of furniture I built all on my own was the colonial study desk that I now have here in my (your) room. [This will always be “Karen’s room” even though I’ve been in it for quite a while:-)) ] I saw a picture of that desk way back in 1967, and I built it out there in the old double garage at our home in Midway. I built it for your mama, because in those days she loved “Early American” furniture.
Going all the way back to my childhood, I remember mowing, then trimming the long grass out of the cyclone fence using just hand scissors just to hear my mother brag on me (no one ever conceived of such a thing as a weed eater back then). So much of what I’ve built has been to show my loved ones how much I love them!