My dad loves woodworking. Pretty much anything wood-related that someone in my family discovers my dad will make it – and he will probably go even farther to give it some extra detail or flair. This includes, but is not limited to, cedar chests (which are ideal for storing wool sweaters), book shelves (tall, narrow, short, wide), jewelry boxes, shoe organizers, you name it.
I think that he especially enjoys a challenge – something that he has never made before and for which he doesn’t have the exact measurements, so he can “wing it,” as much as engineers ever really “wing it.”
So, imagine his delight when I asked him to create a way for me to tastefully display own growing marathon medal collection. I gave him some ideas of ones that I had seen during my research of the idea, but he more or less took the design on himself and created a piece that is functional and also displays the medals in an organized, artistic fashion.