Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gordon's projects

When we arrived at Honour Village and offered our services, they were very happy to have Gordon, who is a fantastic woodworker.  Honour Village is still in the growing stages, so there are a lot of things that need to be done, and Gordon is the man who can build just about anything, given an idea and some wood. 

Originally the plan was for Gordon to build ten desks which are like low tables.  The children will sit on the tile floor instead of on chairs, and these tables will also be used for dining. Before Sue left, Gordon made a prototype, which met with great approval. 

Sue and the kids testing out the first of the new tables

Since then, he's made another nine desk/tables and has also built a meditation bench for Sue, a book shelf for the children's books, a shelf unit for Chhunly, and several easels for the children to use for painting and drawing.

Book shelf for children's books
The books are displayed face up

Shelf unit for Chhunly under construction


In addition, he's cut down five large desks to make them a useable size for the smaller children, fixed doors and windows, and helped to build the clothesline.  He's been a busy man! 

Gordon the builder!

Right now, the crunch is on.  We are coming down to our last few days at Honour Village.  The ten desks and the two shelf units are pretty well completed and all need to be varnished.  Three coats.  That's my job.  I'm the painter.  It's a smelly job, but somebody's got to do it.

Aren't they beautiful and shiny?
I've already gone through one gallon of urethane
and still need more!


1 comment:

  1. Wow! I love seeing the projects Gordon's been busy doing. Looks great!! Nice varnish job too Mom :)