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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Back off Santa!

Call me old fashioned but I refuse to talk about Christmas before thanksgiving. Reflecting on the things we are thankful for gives a little more sincerity come the Christmas holiday. OK enough editorializing. Let's focus some more on making the Thanksgiving celebration easier and less stressful. If you are of the DIY disposition this means you have the skills to make this happen. We all know how the potluck dinner goes (everyone brings a dish and it give the hosts less to cook). Where Are you going to put all that food? Well you don't want it in the kitchen cause you are already pressed for space, so let's DIY a solution. If you work around the house at all you have a set of sawhorses these are the legs of the utility table you are going to make. What! you don't have sawhorses? Well you need em. If you are pressed for space home centers sell folding ones that store nicely. Now cut a sheet of 3/4" plywood about 2" wider than the horses and now you you have everything for an 8' table to hold anything you need and it will all fit neatly in a closet later(you may need to trim a few inches off the plywood) Grab a cheap sheet ina color you like and you are done.