Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sleepy cat lounging on cat tree 1
After adopting a kitten from the local animal shelter, we decided to build a “cat tree” for the young mischief maker. I did a bit of Googling and came across what seemed to be a decent set of plans at  For only $10, they offer plans for six different cat trees, all available as downloadable […]

Cat Tree

End result of coffee table with new finish.
I bought this parquet coffee table from some neighbors that were moving and didn’t want to haul their old furniture with them. I got a good deal on the table, especially considering that it had one of those spring-assisted pop-up mechanisms for adjusting the height of the table top. The table was in good condition […]

Adventures in Refinishing a Coffee Table