sometimes being a writer means learning some woodworking

A few weeks ago, Tim helped me to make a background for zine gallery photography. I needed something I could set up and move around--but I wanted it to look like a table. Enter this cherry wood board, which we cut, book-matched, glued, planed, squared, burnished, and waxed. (Book-matching is unbelievably satisfying.) I learned a lot. It took a day and a half. 

Now I'm in the middle of upgrading the zine archive with better photos. Here's the newest addition.