Yes, you want to know "why the dowel rods?". I was looking a Pinterest and saw a storage item for the kitchen. (Pinterest is dangerous for a talented, skilled, wood worker.) It was a sliding/rolling 6" wide X 27" deep X the height of the refrigerator shelves for holding canned goods and other pantry items. It fills the gap between the fridg and the wall. Very handy.
I whined and said, "Babe, this would be so cool."
He looked at it and grunted as he looked at the construction instructions for a minute or two.
I decided to let it go. (Imagine me singing the song, "Let it go" in my head) Something else on Pinterest grabbed my attention and it was over as far as I knew.
Later on, I hear the snap of the tape measure in the kitchen and go to see what Terry is up to. He is standing in front of the fridg and the door is closed. His arms are folded and his eyes are narrowed.
"Whatcha doin'?" I asked.
"So, you think you want that cabinet thing?"
He starts stacking canned goods on top of each other to see how many cans high would fit. Taking a calculator and subtracting the areas of the wood and the wheels, he decided it would be a great addition to our kitchen.
We went into town today and the lumber yard didn't have any MDF board or bead board for the backing. Perhaps we'll be able to adjust and regroup to start this handy project.
Terry wants to finish the last project before he actually starts the next one. He was good on his word. When we got home, he reassembled the rest of the dining room chairs. Now, I need to sew three cushions and prepare them for Terry to help me attach the buttons. I purchased an 8" needle to go through the cushion to make the tufts on the back of the chairs. I've done three of them and my hands have suffered. At this point, he will have to do it with my guidance. He is glad to do it. I am so blessed to have this man for my husband.