This is a wonderful story:

Go and read it straight away!
(via mefi)

I've been doing something along these lines myself recently:

Ashi said he wanted to build a table, to learn about how to do it. Mostly I think because he is irrestibly drawn to powertools, like any young person. We found some thick dowels that had been part of a clothes horse, and are cutting them to size in this photo. We're all holding the saw to 'help' which makes it really hard to cut a straight line!

Ashi glueing the underside of the tabletop before screwing.

The finished table. A bit wobbly but fully functional. It has been in constant use ever since as Mnki's bedside table.

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