Monday, March 16, 2015

Building a Dream

You might not know that I dream of having a Little Free Library in my front yard.  In fact, I said I wanted one for my birthday, which is coming up in a few weeks.  Dan dutifully went to the LFL website and saw that the libraries are super expensive if you buy them assembled.  And then, they come without the mounting post.

I wondered if I couldn't get a better quality Library for less money if I hired the wood studio teacher at my school to build it.  So I went to visit him over lunch, when kids are just hanging out in his classroom, using power tools.

"Do you build stuff for people?" I asked.

"Yeah," he said.

And a partnership was born.  He asked if I wanted him to cut the pieces of the Library, and I could assemble it myself.  

"No," I said definitively.  "I want YOU to assemble it."

"Do you guys want to paint it?" he asked, kindly.

"Um," I said.  "Probably not."

Basically, I want to purchase the Library fully formed and made by Jon.

"Okay," he said.  "Send me some pictures of what you want because I've seen those things in all sizes and designs."

I'm pretty sure I want just a standard guy like the one above, maybe even without the fancy paint job.  A small size, so I can keep it stocked with good stuff.  But, if you see a picture that you think I'd like, please let me know.  Immediately.


mm said...

I agree the one pictured looks great, but I can't wait to see a picture of your LFL.

jdoc said...

I've been asking for a LFL for a while now as well. Dave, who is very handy and has all of the tools necessary just lying (laying?) around, thinks it would create a traffic hazard outside our house. Like people will just be slamming on their breaks to grab books from our LFL. Sheesh. The fight continues over here.

LH said...

I want one of those too. Coolest thing ever.

Anonymous said...

Love this idea! Wish I had one too!