Winter Wall Cabinet Wonderland

The almost complete breakfast bar
in use.
I hope you've all had a great holiday. Things have been quiet here at the Penultimate Woodshop (at least the shop has been quiet). My grandiose plans are to finish the breakfast bar and make progress on the workbench while I'm home for the Christmas break, but we'll see how that goes.

No matter what my progress with the counter & bench, I know what I'll be working on in January: The Wood Whisperer Winter 2011 Guild Build. I was lucky enough to participate in the inaugural Guild build, The Shaker Table. I skipped the Chest of Drawers (too little time and no need) but I'll be back with a vengeance for the Hanging Wall Cabinet. I think I'm going to bastardize mine into a tool cabinet, but we'll see how that goes.

The Winter Guild Build.
In the mean time, I can't say this strongly enough. You must join the Wood Whisperer Guild.

Marc is not paying me to say that, but I wouldn't be yelling it any louder if he was. So go join if you haven't already. While the builds are reason enough, there are many more reasons to join. Marc has gone through pains to list them all on his Join the Guild page and he's done a good job at chronicling all but one of them. He's missing my new favorite reason: you'll also get to be a Brown Shirt at Woodworking in America (if you don't know, then don't ask. Hint: we're not Fascists).

So go join. Then wrap up whatever's going on in your woodshop and get yourself ready. It's going to be a winter wall cabinet wonderland.

Oh, also I was wondering what projects have you bastardized to suit your needs / tastes?

Now go!