My wife was bugging me to make her a sitting bench for her mosaic topped table on our lower patio for a ages. I promised her it would be done in time for Mother's Day. That is, for U.S. Mother's Day 3 months ago. Ooops! Utilizing my hard earned Masters in Procrastination degree, I continued to put it off. Darn Costa Rica, though, they have another Mother's Day in August, which put me in a bind.
It wasn't that it was a particularly difficult job, it's that pesky getting started part that was the obstacle. Finally, late last week I overcame that hurdles. Triumphantly, I declared each day thereafter until Wednesday that the bench was almost done. Tomorrow for sure! Lucky for me, there seem to be an infinite supply of tomorrows.
I was still putting the final coat of varnish on it yesterday, but the bench is finished. It's a sturdy little bugger as you can see. A complete welded steel frame and some stout wooden nailers. It makes a fairly easy DIY project if you have rudimentary welding skills for the frame. The frame and outside trim wood is eucalyptus. The top is tongue and groove teak. Tamara was thrilled, of course, and kept raving about the bench all morning. That makes one have to wonder why it took me so long!