What I’ve been up to…

Filed in National by on April 19, 2017


That’s a picture of a wall I did in my house with whitewashed reclaimed wood. It is part of a bigger project I’m calling “starting a reclaimed wood business”. Here is a link to the website.  It is still pretty rough and about two weeks from going fully live. I’ve spent about $7,000 on this idea so far, mostly to buy a truck. I’ve invested untold hundreds of hours since May 31st, cutting, sanding, whitewashing and figuring out how to turn reclaimed wood into a consumer product that is:
– easy to work with,
– inexpensive, and
– appealing to people who might like a small DIY project with a big impact.

And I think I’m petty close to cracking it. I’ve been blogging about the journey, (just not here.)   If you want a cool accent wall, or backsplash like this in your house, I’ll give your a DL-reader/still-in-the-proof-of-concept-stage discount.

That’s what I’ve been up to. Not even a spare minute to shit on John Carney, who I imagine still sucks at being Governor.

When I left a job that I held for more or less 20 years, I left because I came to realize that I was just waiting around for my boss (and father) to die so I could move up a notch. That gave me a lt of time to blog, but it is not living a life. In these days of Trumpism, I’ve become convinced that not living every moment for its fullest is a mistake.  So after 20 years in an office I wanted a little fresh air, and now I have it.


And I also wanted a business that will use my muscles while I still have them. Will it work? Who knows, but I needed to give it a shot. I had considered turning this blog into my full time gig, but I wanted to give this a fighting chance.

Like I said in an earlier post, I still love the blog. I hope I have more time to read it and comment, and maybe even post in the future. If I do it will mean that this venture has been a huge success or a dismal failure.

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  1. meatball says:

    Good for you, MF! Life is definitely too short.

  2. RE Vanella says:

    Very nice. I have a friend who’s an artist and sometimes uses reclaimed wood to make special custom things and frames for other work. But he won’t let me call the material “reclaimed.” He says it’s pretentious. He calls it scrap. 🙂

  3. RE Vanella says:

    Oh, and your imagination is accurate in this case. Carney still sucks.

  4. bamboozer says:

    Like the look, beats hell out of knotty pine. Then again everything does so….