I once had a cab driver tell me that in his culture there’s a proverb;
“If you focus on something for long enough, you will burn a hole in it”
I’m paraphrasing, because he had a pretty thick accent, but was something like that.
Pretty good advice from a man who’s name was Abysmal. Seriously, it was. (Sidenote here: I always have long conversations with my cab drivers. In fact, total strangers talk to me all the time; women in line next to me at Jo Ann’s, the tool rental guys at Home Depot, TSA agents. I can’t help it. I just have one of those faces that says, “Tell me everything about your life….and don’t skimp on any of the intimate details”)
Y’all may have noticed a slight decline in the amount of blog posting/home improvements over the past 8-9 months. (I know that Jamie certainly has.) Well, this is why.
I’ve been focused on burning a hole in a personal goal this past year.
One that I am immensely proud of and can’t wait to share with y’all.
I knew 30 years ago that I wanted to write a book. I thought it would be a collection of my stories. A few of which I occasionally share on this blog. Most however are scribbled in several random notebooks or jotted down in my notes on the “Cloud”.
But now, a couple of them have been published in a genuine book.
DIY Industrial Pipe Furniture & Decor
Along with extremely detailed instructions for 25 of the industrial plumbing pipe projects we’ve done at the Cavender house over the past 6 years.
I know, it’s more that I can handle too.
About a year ago I got am email from an editor at Ulysses Press asking me if I would consider writing a “How To” book on plumbing pipe for them. I immediately replied with a resounding “YES”. Didn’t phase me at all that I’ve never really written a book. When I started to think about the commitment it would take…I panicked. I did.
But I looked at all the things we’ve made from plumbing pipe over the past few years……
Like Harley Davidson’s dog bed…
And this awesome Locker Basket Dresser…
There are a few Industrial Lamps…
This Rolling Clothes Rack…
Some much-needed Garden Tool Storage…
This Industrial Candelabra…
And everybody’s favorite, Plumbing Pipe Shelves…
And I knew that I could document all of it…and even more.
Now, finally, everything you need to know about building furniture, lamps and other assorted necessities with plumbing pipes is contained in handy book form….
DIY Industrial Pipe Furniture & Decor.
Get your copy today.
Just click the link above to be directed to Amazon.
Go on, you know that you want to.