The first chest he sent me was damaged during shipping. It was
disappointing and I really thought it would be taller than two inches. There was
nothing on his site in the way of measurements, I just assumed it was a bigger
piece. It had to be returned in any case.
This new chest turned into a special order. I asked him for a taller one
which meant he had to add more drawers. His marquetry designs are beautiful, as
is the burl wood he used for the main body of the chest. I was very surprised to
see that he dovetailed all the drawers this time. That was not something I
expected because the first chest didn't have them.
I wrote to Chris immediately to let him know the chest arrived safely and
thank him for the BEAUTIFUL job he did. When he wrote back this morning he said
he hoped I had not thrown the box away because he also sent me a gift. He told
me it was an apology for the long delay. He had to have his saw repaired which
took a few weeks.
I gasped because I had thrown out several boxes in the garage last
night and I knew the city had already been here to pick up everything. When I
got to the garage there was his (over looked) box with all the packing materials
still inside it. He made me a gorgeous tea caddy. I am thrilled, it is just
beautiful. I wrote him back to thank him once again.
I love happy endings!!!
Happy Easter Everyone!