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Field Trip to Lowe's before building our project: Woodworking with the Gals.

Updated: Dec 25, 2020

Using power tools can be intimidating but before even using the tools, you have to pick out your wood and this can be even more intimidating yet still a very important step in the process. Why?

Because you want to make sure you have the right type of wood and that wood is straight or you're building a crooked table or bench. So I decided that it was time for a field trip to the lumber section at Lowe's so women can become even more independent with their projects!

We first chose the appropriate cart for our wood.

We were in the board aisle for a bit and created a little happy and girly commotion trying to find the best pieces.

I don't think Lowe's has ever seen so many women at the same time in the board section!

We learned how to carry our wood safely without having any Q-tip battles.

We went over the nominal versus the true sizes of the boards.

For the Adirondack chair, we needed 2x4 and 1x10 (plan is from Ana White).

We are ready to pay. Some ladies decided to transport their wood in their car, learning how to fold their seats to be able to do that all by themselves!

We came back to Studio Artisane and after some coffee and tea prepared by my hubby Henri while we were having the time of our life, we went over the safety rules for each of the tools and off we went. Measuring twice, cutting once, of course.

And just like that, the bench has now 2 feet.

Of course we did some catching up with our friends. This is my favorite part when friends decide to do a class

together and they are chatting away!

The best feeling in the world when you put the last screw in and can finally sit on your bench!

The Adirondack Chairs demanded more work. We used the drill, the sander, the circular saw, the nail gun. All our efforts were rewarded by 3 awesome chairs.

Are you ready for this..1...2...3

I cannot wait to see the final finish on these. Thank you, Ladies for an awesome day! I am very proud of you!

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