I made a bed frame

I spent 7.5 hours making this queen size bed frame. I used mostly reclaimed wood, except for the 1×4 spruce trim along the outside. It cost me under $20 in materials. Also, it was my first time using double rabbet joints. Let’s hope this one lasts longer than our previous metal frame did.

I made a bench

Made a simple, sturdy bench for our younger children to use at the table. Made it out of 4 2×6’s, and it cost me under $15. Now, Our three children don’t have to share two chairs. It actually works great.

Real Christmas tree

After 20 years of Christmases together, we bought our first live tree tonight. We brought 4 of our children with us. It was a pleasant experience. And our home smells like a forest. 🙂