Like any homeowner, I have some projects that need to get done. Some I have the opportunity to do all on my own with the little free time that I have. Others, well, I'm no carpenter.

I lack the tools, the knowledge, the mathematical skills to make some projects come to life. Okay, let me rephrase that, maybe not "come to life" but I lack the necessary skills for them to be done right. Yep, that's better.

I've been in my house going on seven years this September and as the years have gone by I've noticed the flower box along the side of the house was getting awfully rotted. But, it was always one of those situations where I said, "eh, it looks okay for now. This needs to get done first." Then it started literally falling apart. Oops.

industrial shelf credit Nick Polsinelli

I put a post up on my Facebook page looking for recommendations (Facebook has that special status to put up now and everything.) That's when I got a message from a high school buddy, Nick. See, Nick has been starting his own custom woodworking business and while he has mainly done furniture up until this point (see photos), he figured, "It's wood. I know wood. I can do this." And he was right.

I set up the necessities with Nick and he got to work. I wanted basically what was previously there but rip out the old stuff and make it new and pretty. The weather was a pain in the butt to have to deal with - I mean, you know how the last few weeks have been around here. But, it was worth the while to  have the pieces all fit together and have the flower box back to looking beautiful.

Flower Box credit Nick Polsinelli

Nick does plenty of custom work that you can see throughout this post. To see more and contact him about a project you're thinking about check out his website for more.

farmhouse buffett credit Nick Polsinelli