When I go to Marfa, Texas, I make weird things. I show up at my little adobe house, unload my tools, and dive into my lumber collection. I have brought to Marfa old redwood panels from my wife's childhood home, doors, windows, plywood, 2x4s, etc. from California. Now I have a nice little clutch of materials to choose from when I need to make a weird thing. What is a weird thing? A weird thing is a piece of furniture that addresses a specific need in the house, made of lumber I have on site, and built in under an hour using nothing more than a skilsaw and an electric drill/driver. (There may or may not have been a router, planer, or sander used on some of them, but mostly its the drill and saw). It is all certifiable Chop 'N' Screw Domestic Solutions. Weird Things:
Extra weird thing. So weird Danielle had to paint it white to tone it down a little. That horse head is an unfinished half scale carousel animal. I come from a long line of carousel builders; my great great grand uncle brought the first carousel to the USA (more here). Sometimes I have to save things from the burn pile at my grandma's house, like wooden horse heads. Weird.