It continues to be busy around the house. Our new puppy takes lots of time and support, the day-to-day household needs, and getting ready for Christmas means real-life doesn't stop for anyone! Meanwhile I continue to work here and there on Redford. There have been lots of after dinner work sessions and also those times when I go down to put a layer of Varathane onto a piece at 11:00 pm before going to bed. This save lots of time as pieces can dry and cure so they can be installed the next day.
The rear shelf area has taken lots of attention and time to complete. All of the woodwork/cabinetry has been done, only the aluminum bar the goes across the front (we're still not sure if this is what we want) to keep books from flying off the shelf is still to be completed. We also came up with an idea of how to make an extended table top from our 22.5" square Lagun table for when there's 4 (or more) people in the van for eating or playing a game. It will be a 11" wide extra piece that will mount on a leg and clamp on to the side of the table. I'll post pictures of how that works when it's complete. I also got around to making the support bars that will hold the bench tops up when we want to access the storage space inside the benches. Like almost everything else, I will need to tweak (cut down) the bar lengths as I forgot to account for the fact that there will be large 5" thick cushions on top of the flaps - this will make it harder to raise the support leg into place.
Calvin here - after spending almost 33 years in education as a high school teacher, elementary teacher, and elementary administrator, it was time to retire! I did so happily and with no regrets; it was a terrific and fulfilling career. I do enjoy building projects as the design and building process is very therapeutic and you see a completed functional product in the end. Now to combine the build with another of Angela's and my passions - travel - is something we're really looking forward to.