Someone close to me said we are going a little overboard with the Desert Air sign logo. I just stared back confused, that’s just ludicrous! Ok, so we might be getting a little carried away with Joe’s CNC metal cutting tool, but what the heck, its fun and the results are awesome!
When we were installing the first countertops in the Doubles (blog link), John and Kim mentioned that we should use that same bracket design for the benches outside the rooms. We have been anxious to get rid of the chairs out there, so we decided to move this up on the list of improvements. So we ordered a bunch of rough cut cedar for the tops and 1/2” metal for the brackets.
The rough cut cedar is pretty splintery, so we ran all the boards through a drum sander to get the top surface nice and smooth. Next I had to convince the kiddos to help with the sealing of the wood.
Joe and I spent the better part of a Saturday fabricating the brackets. Below you can see the CNC machine doing its thing. Also, that’s a pic of Joe showing me proper drilling technique. I get the repetitive easy work while he gets to have all the fun welding. If you haven’t checked out Joe’s metal fabrication business, here is the link.
Sara and I made a quick trip to Sanderson to get the benches installed, and take care of a few other miscellaneous projects. Here is the finished product on the Double wing. We’ll tackle the Single wing in early May. They look amazing!