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Big Sur - Hiking Andrew Molera State Park

One of the great delights of living in the Bay Area is the proximity to the natural beauty of California and it's hard to beat the stunning drive down Highway One to Big Sur. This is certainly one of the iconic American road trips, but for me the joy of being in the area is getting out of your car and hitting a trail, so you can be "in" the landscape rather than just looking at it from the asphalt. 

Custom Woodwork

As part of the remodel we're putting in built in shelves in the bedroom. We're hoping to take advantage of the new space the cathedral ceiling affords by building one of the shelves up to eleven feet. D drew up wonderful plans and which you can see below...

Last week we met with Rusty, the cabinetmaker, to see what he has finished and to put the first coat of tung oil on the dressers. It was so wonderful to see the beauty of the wood coming out and by next week it should all be installed.

Rusty's workshop is on the old air force base in Alameda and it's filled with lots of  fascinating old equipment.

Here's D putting on the first coat. The black walnut looks fantastic, I can't wait to see the whole thing on the wall.