Stand for Chinese vase
Glued up ring for previous stand
Free style log headboard
Log trimmed mirror
My pleased friend is reflected in the mirror.
Kitchen cupboard doors
Vertical grain fir plywood doors were fitted onto existing cabinets
The perpendicular shelving unit closes against the fixed unit in the back of the pantry.
Wine glass shelving unit
Free style log railing 1
Free style log railing 2
Free style log railing 3
Curved railing (before)
Eight or ten 1/4 inch strips were glued and clamped with bolts to a form fastened to the stairwell.
Railing and stairwell (after)
More traditional headboard
More traditional footboard
The top is a slab of Redwood and base is made of yellow cedar logs.
Shelving unit 1
It is made up of base modules, upper modules and a corner unit.
Shelving unit 2
Close up of modules.
The base is made of solid vertical grain fir. The top is plastic laminate.
Beam cover 1
This 16' long cover makes a built up beam look like a solid fir beam.
Beam cover 2
Beam installed and stained. There is a second one in the picture.
Laminated trim for arched window
I made a form, cut 3/4 inch stock into about 10 1/4 inch thick pieces, glued them 2 at a time and clamped them to the form.
The inset granite is an offcut of the granite that trims the fireplace in the background.
Ski boot fitting benchs
Ski/snowboard wax bench
with the extension down
Ski/snowboard wax bench
with the extension up
The explanation of life and related writings.
While earning a B.A. and B.Phys.Ed. at McMaster U circa 1970 I learned conflict pervades our lives, and I asked why. After years of looking outside existing boxes I found the answer is the question of meaning I call "the last why", for it will never be answered. Still humanity has tried to "fill the void" behind "Why am I?" ever since, according to one story, it was first asked by 'Eve', who thus gave birth to humanity. The ways we try all conflict. The result is our history of optional, increasing conflict that can it seems still end in one of two ways.
In 2005 my Mom's need gave me the opportunity to discover if I was a fool for asking why by seeking reaction to the detailed analysis of life in my epic "The Last Why: the poem" the only way an anonymous carpenter could, with a website. I first tried to attract visitors with prose posts but when I realized I could also rhyme reason in short verse I did for my poetry is unique and so much easier to remember. I've had to advertise so I could be twice the fool but likes suggest I may not be.
If you like the reason in my rhymes please at least click the new 'like' (heart) button. It will help keep mine beating. Sharing may help keep the heart of humanity beating. Thank you. Doug.E.Barr