When I was a teenager in Yakima, Washington one of my responsibilities was stacking the cords of applewood we would get for our fireplace. My motivation to stack it was threefold:
First—the wood was delivered and dumped in my parking spot.
Second—I loved a fire when I watched movies, which was all the time (VHS FTW)
Third—Even though I inevitably happened upon spiders, got splinters and suffered wood bits in my eyes, the act of stacking the wood was almost meditative. It was physically grueling, mentally cleansing and ultimately incredibly satisfying to see what I had made from a mess.
Currently we do not have a wood burning fireplace, though pining for one is one of my favorite activities. What I do have is a Sean and he has, in our 8.5 years of marriage, become an accomplished woodworker. I love working with him on projects and, because he is also wicked crafty with video, design and music, I can show you our latest labor of wood love.
Wil you go take a look and let me know what you think? It won’t take long I promise!
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