A Long Time Ago...in a Home, Not So Far Away...my talented husband rescued a walnut tree from its fate as firewood. He brought it home in the back of his truck and he has been using bits and pieces of it to make all kinds of beautiful things as gifts - jewelery, bread boards and butter spreaders. He has several gorgeous boards that he is saving to make our dining room table but in the meantime...
he decided to make us an outdoor dining table.
It's gorgeous. He cut one of the boards in half lengthwise and then used a piece of granite that we've had sitting around for years (picked up for free from a shop that was getting rid of it). He put these both on a table frame that had long since lost its glass top. I love the live edges on it.
We're looking forward to the weather drying up a bit so we can continue to enjoy dinners outside on it. I sometimes tease my boys that they'd better learn to build/fix/make things the way their Dad does if they want to get a good wife...and I'm only partially kidding. ;-) I have a huge amount of respect for people with the ability to make and fix all sorts of things and while I may not have been consciously looking for that in a mate I have to say that it is something I really admire about him. The boys also know how much I love it when S brings home flowers that he has picked for me too. Dads can be such great role models. I feel very grateful that my boys have such a Dad and I'm also feeling very grateful and full of admiration for my own Dad.