Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Wait is Over

There must be a problem with the hit-counter for this blog. I can only imagine that most of you are checking in dozens of time a day looking for updates about what I’m going to do with the center sections of the dining room cabinets. For some reason the hit-counter doesn’t show any big increase in traffic, so it must be broken. I’ve shot off dozens of emails to the tech support staff and Sitemeter.com to try and get it fixed. For some reason their site has started rejecting my emails. Obviously there is a much larger problem over there than just my hit-counter.

These two center sections have occupied so much of my time lately, but I’m happy to report I now have a plan in place….for now….it could change. I’m sure this is a huge relief to everyone. Many of you will probably sleep better at night and your productivity will skyrocket. There’s no need to thank me. Its all a part of the process.

Kathy from New Jersey suggested drawers on the butler’s pantry side. I read her comment, slapped my forehead, and yelled out, “Of course! Drawers!”. You can never have enough drawers. Am I right? I figure I’ll do 3 or 4 drawers on the butler’s pantry side. It does mean making more drawers, but it also means making fewer doors. Considering I was looking at making 17 or 18 doors, it’s a good trade-off.

For the uppers I’ve decided to do open shelving for the center section. You’ll notice the beauty of this: Open shelving is infinitely less work that either drawers or doors. Also, I won’t do a glass panel on the front side. This means less cost, less work, and fewer long pieces of wood. All very important points.

Instead of a glass panel I’m going to do a series of inset panels of burl redwood with curly redwood rails and stiles. I have 4 more pieces of the same burl I used for the drawer fronts on the lower cabinets and I have a lot of short pieces of curly redwood. This plan both costs less money and uses up more wood. A winning combination.

So rest easy tonight everyone. The wait is finally over. You can all go back to your regular routines and hopefully the good people at Sitemeter.com will get the hit-counter fixed soon so once again it will reflect the real traffic to the site.

4 comments:

Brooklyn Row House said...

That may have been me. I've been using the RSS feed from your blog, along with several others, to test a blog aggregator I'm building for the Children's Health Fund here. I figured that Google wouldn't notice the bandwidth but I forgot that I might be screwing up your hit counter. Doh!

Very sorry about that. I just removed it.

(On the other hand, I've become a faithful RSS reader of The Petch House... (g))

C&C said...

Pictures, we need pictures! Maybe I'm just not looking in the right place...

Jennifer said...

Agree! You can never have enough doors. Here, here!

Sadie Says said...

Actually, I have been compulsively checking your blog. I'll admit it.