I salvaged the mission style end pieces from our old futon frame. This lounging-loveseat will eventually have 4 to 6 inch-thick seat pads (I've already found them) and we'll either buy or make tall seatback pads. The back is tall enough so we can have somewhere to rest our head. Next, one coat of stain. Then, on to seat pads.
We aren't hosting the first All Redneck Gymnastic Meet, (though these do resemble the uneven parallel bars). Instead, these bad boys will stand in front of the A/C, on the east side of the house, and have some funky wood pieces hanging down on ropes. "KEEP FONDREN FUNKY."
The Cabinet Completion Comes Closer! I've attached the hanging portion of the kitchen/dining room window-cabinet. From this angle, it looks like the cabinet is one piece that comes through the wall into the dining room. (Just the visual we had hoped for.) We decided to use pine for this counter. We already had granite on two walls in the kitchen, and pine on the little bar (in the distance), so we thought we should probably match the pine on the bar, so we wouldn't end up with three different countertops. (Just a bit more trim work, some staining, and some poly...we're very close.)