Wonderful Kona Sunset Coffee

Even though I am still in Shanghai China, I can enjoy a great cup of Kona Sunset coffee. It can be shipped almost anywhere in the world! 48 days and I am out of here! Going back to the island to enjoy sunsets, great coffee, riding my BMW R1200gs, beaches and more!


Nihoa (Hello) From Shanghai and Kona Hawaii

I have been away a long time.  I have been living and working in Shanghai for the last five years.  Lots of changes since my last post.  The wood shop is gone.  We sold our home and moved to Holualoa, Hawaii.  We are on the Big Island about 3 miles up the mountain from Kona.  We purchased a small coffee farm and my wife is working the farm while I finish my time in Shanghai.  Look for Kona Sunset Coffee this fall!


End Table – Finished!

I spent two hours installing the caning and finishing up the coffee table tonight.  The caning on the shelf was pretty straight forward and it seems to have turned out pretty nice.  I think my father would approve.  I hope my sister likes it.

Time to kick back, drink a scotch, and think about my father and grandfather.


The table is now back in my sister’s home.


End Table – Almost Ready for the Finish

Here is the coffee table almost ready for finish.  A little more sanding and cleaning and it will be ready for staining

Assembled and Ready For Finish
Assembled and Ready For Finish

I found out from my mother that my father built this table when they lived in their first apartment.  I was less than one year old at the time.  That makes this table close to 55 years old.  She went on to tell me that he built the table because they were poor and they could not afford new furniture.  There is also a bookcase than my father made at the same time.  My older brother may have the bookcase.