Almost everyone you know who has been to Black Rock was there for Burning Man. Now while I have never been to Burning Man, I am beyond certain Black Rock is a far more lovely and inviting place when there aren’t 70,000 people with you on the playa.
Just completed these two firewood boxes I made out of ½ inch plywood. I finished finishing them yesterday and put them outside for the night and it rained and rained and then snowed a little in the morning. Firewood is nice and dry:
were the ones I made after my first box, which was from ¾ inch plywood.
When I was done with that I decided that was much too heavy, so I got
some nice ½ inch Baltic birch for $50 a sheet. Really elegant stuff.
I’ll make a couple more boxes later.
The idea is to have several
of these boxes sitting around so they can collect wood scraps and you
can swap them out for the empties in the back of the trailer hitch
carrier when necessary. Since I knew they were going to sit outside I
started painting them, but that looked terrible and I changed my mind
and decided to finish them instead. So the box on the left had all the
black paint sanded off before I finished it. Looks kind of rustic.
No more toting around firewood in cardboard boxes like we did before. That was so ghetto.