So, all of a sudden it came to me! Ryan's grandmother always gives him old construction books from his grandfather, "Trees", for Christmas. I love old books and place them around our home for decor. I realized that one of the books had 8x10 pages and once I started flipping through, I knew it could not be more perfect. Trees was a civil engineer, and Ryan followed in his footsteps getting his degree from Auburn in the same. They both have a huge love for woodworking and construction and Ryan loves using his antique tools from his Trees.
The coolest part of it all, is as I was flipping through the book, I found notes from Trees that he had marked pages of which projects he would complete. I also texted his grandmother to show her my finished project and she explained they bought this book together in England Chippendale. People would come in and point out in books what they wanted made and then they would make it for them. Trees just bought the book himself and made the furniture himself. Impressive!
So with some scissors, tape, and some serious measuring for a grid to hang, here is my final product:
Marked pages in the book:
All four together before hanging:
I am pleased!
Now to hang some curtains, sell our car, and encourage Ryan to finish his honey-do list...
nesting is in full force.