My son Pierre made an antique .

Mon fils Pierre a fait une antiquité.
My son Pierre made an antique .

   English version below the pictures 


Il y a environ 15 ans, j’ai fait un coffre en contreplaqué à la base de la maison le long de l’entrée des voitures. Dans ce coffre, il existe des matériaux isolants pour protéger les tuyaux de ventilation du réservoir de fioul  situé dans l’une des caves. Mais vous savez ce qu’est le contreplaqué: chaque année, les côtés et le dessus du petit coffre  ont perdu des feuilles de contreplaqué une par une. Ce petit coffre était devenue une ruine hideuse.

Mon fils Pierre est venu la semaine dernière et je lui ai demandé s’il voulait faire un nouveau  coffre en bois… pas en contreplaqué!  J’ai retrouvé cachée derrière un tas de choses inutiles dans un coin de mon garage une planche dont  je me demande d’où elle vient. Probablement de la mère de la grand-mère de Janine, il y a plus de 140 ans. . En fait, il y avait deux planches fixées  ensemble et, au total, cela avait la forme d’un sommet de garde-robe. Beaucoup de petits trous d’insectes du bois (Ils ont disparu maintenant) ou de leurs larves étaient la garantie du grand âge  de ce bois. 🙂

Avec un grand  talent artistique, Pierre a mesuré, utilisé diverses scies et les a réutilisées pour ajuster aux autres tuyaux dans lesquels coule l’eau de pluie . Il utilisa un fort tournevis électrique pour mettre en place les différents morceaux de vieux bois.


Pierre at work…; au travail


The little old wooden chest . le petit coffre en bois ancien.

About 15 years ago I made a plywooden chest at the basis of the house along the driveway . In that chest there are isolator materials to protect the vent pipes of the oil tank located in one of the cellars. But you know what is plywood : every year the side and the above of the chest lost plywood sheets one to one .  This little chest was become a hideous ruin.

  My son Pierre came last week and i asked him if he wanted to make a new little wooden chest.. Not in plywood .! I found again hidden behind a lot of useless things in a corner of my garage a board whom I wonder where it comes . Probably from the mother of Janine ‘s grandmother, more than 140 years ago. . In fact there were two boards stuck together and at the total this was shaped  like a top  of wardrobe . A lots of small holes of wood insects ( They have disappeared now ) or their larvaes were the warranty of the oldness of this wood . 🙂

 With artistic talents Pierre measured, used various saws, and re-used them to adjust to the other pipes in which the rainy water flows , a strong electric screwdriver put together the differents pieces of old wood .

J’ai été émerveillé par les capacités de mon fils à faire en si peu de temps un véritable travail d’art. Je l’ai remercié, bien sûr.

Mais, poussé par l’enthousiasme, je lui ai dit: “Tu peux  me remercier aussi”.

-« Pourquoi ? «  Dit-il, un peu étonné par une telle remarque! ;

-«  Parce que je viens de te  donner l’occasion de montrer que tu as pu fabriquer un mobilier ancien. Je te donne un brevet de capacité. »

Nous avons souri! (photo ci-dessous )

Et par le fait, aujourd’hui 29 Juin , c’est St Pierre et St Paul . Bonne fête Pierre


Pierre is smiling  Pierre sourit.

I was amazed by the abilities of my son to make in so little time a true art work. I thank him , of course .

But, pushed by the enthusiasm , I told him: ” you can thank me too  ” .

-Why ? he said, a bit astonished by such words!

-“ Because I have just given you the opportunity to show you were able to make an antique furniture . I give you a brevet  of capacity.”

 We smiled ! ( photo above )

BTW , today June 29 is  Saint Pierre et Saint Paul ( Peter and Paul’s Day ). To celebrate !

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62 Responses to My son Pierre made an antique .

  1. blb1 says:

    I do hope it was sealed from the weather. 🙂 I found a can of varnish the other day, not a clue why I had it can’t remember when I last varnished anything. I’m betting a search I’d find some paint in the garage too. Best look before I go buy some for the back door.

  2. mrswrangler says:

    Looks like he enjoyed his project.

  3. Cheri Herald says:

    What a good son you have. You raised him well.

  4. Lavinia Ross says:

    Well done, Pierre! What a wonderful, helpful son you have, Michel!

  5. Michel ….. you have a talented son. He also gets a gold star for recycling material, even if from long ago. It is nice to have some of your children close by to help with things from time to time.

  6. Rachel says:

    A son who takes time to honor and help his father is a very good thing! These little jobs add up, but they must be taken care of so it does not create a bigger job later.
    We continue to have storms. Last night was full of heavenly mischief, but today it is sunny with high humidity. I shall be inside all day.
    Enjoy your week!
    Rachel 🐝

    • You have storms , Rachel and here we had drought until the day before yesterday when we got a big thunder storm and a lot of rain . It was time for the veggie garden !!

  7. This is so wonderful. I love it. Not only do you have a beautiful piece of woodwork but something that will last for generations ahead to admire and love as well, knowing it was made by Pierre, a gifted carpenter. ❤

  8. littlemissbliss says:

    How good of him 🙂 Wonderful recycling!!!

  9. So many treasures can be found in storage areas. Your son made a great antique ❤

  10. mimiwi2013 says:

    Even as old as I am, I appreciated the picture of your handsome son, Pierre!! Beautiful smile! You have a wonderful sense of humor, Michel. Ken and I are often silly with each other. People listening to us would probably think we are daft at times. It is wonderful when children honor their parents enough to help them. Hopefully that wood will last another 140 yrs!! Good job,Pierre—and he didn’t even get dirty from doing the job!! I sometimes go down into the basement and find things I had totally forgotten about. Some should be disposed of, but keep it all for some reason. Ken does the same out in the garage. He has many pails full of electrical, plumbing, and miscellaneous parts that he saves. But when he needs a part, he is usually too impatient to sort through the pails, and just goes to the store and buys what he needs!! Love to you and Janine from Ken and myself!! ❤

    • I believed it was me with pails full of various things in my garage , Nancy!!! 🙂 And into the house fortunately Janine is there for decluttering and classifying !

  11. Susan Joos says:

    How marvelous to have help from your son! Especially when he makes such s good job of it!

  12. onbutterflywingssite says:

    How wonderful and you have a very handsome son.

  13. murisopsis says:

    He is very talented! I am always pleased when my husband displays these kind of skills.

  14. Marion Manson says:

    Pierre is a wonderful and talented son for you and Janine, Michel. 🙂 He’s done an excellent job in doing this specialized repair. You have such a great family!!

  15. Wonderful work, Pierre! And you are a wonderful son to your parents! 🙂

    Michel, what you said to your handsome son, Pierre, made me smile, too! 🙂 That was funny and sweet! 🙂

    Happy St. Peter and St. Paul Day! Yes, celebrate! 🙂

    HUGS!!! and ❤ to you and Janine!
    PS…I sent you an e-mail.

  16. jstnotherday says:

    I love your stories. 🙂

  17. These skills are always useful. I’m glad he was able to put those old wood to good use.

  18. Yvonne says:

    Now I know how your son could make a (very useful) antique in 2017.

  19. puffpop says:

    You are very proud of your family and rightly so. It doesn’t surprise me at all that you have a talented, gifted son.

    Just to let you know, I will be spending less time on facebook since I have much to accomplish and take too much time with the computer.

    Love, votre amie,

  20. weggieboy says:

    “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” You did well with Pierre! You and Janine are blessed with well-raised children and grandchildren who are there to help you out when help is needed and just to be there to share their love!

  21. Eat Right Chef Louisa says:

    Well done! Talent for practical matters run in your family. You must be so proud of your son!

  22. Véronique says:

    Quel beau gosse mon frère !!! Et quel artiste !!! Bravo Pierrot !

  23. Larry says:

    Very lovely indeed, Michel, your son is quite talented! Hope all is well these days! Cheers!

  24. Has your house been in Janine’s family for several generations? I am wondering how you happened to have a board that belonged to her great grandmother.

    Your son is very talented!

  25. neilc693 says:

    That’s definitely putting old material to good use. You want something better than plywood, but no sense using new wood either, for a thing like that.

  26. mcbery says:

    I love old things like that! Maybe it’s because I’m becoming one too! 🙂 Blessings, Michel.

  27. What an awesome and talented son you have.

  28. L. Marie says:

    How lovely! I enjoy watching talented people using their gifts to make beautiful things.

  29. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour ou Bonsoir MICHEL Joli travail de ton fils

    Un petit passage par chez toi est une joie , un vrai régal même

    Cela pour me dire que je vais bien

    Quand je vole de blogs en blogs

    J’en oublie mes soucis , c’est une vrai promenade

    Mais avant de partir prochainement en vacances

    Des vacances s’ils ont veux bien

    Je tenais à te saluer te souhaiter

    Tout ce qu’il y a de meilleurs pour toi ,profite bien

    De même pour ta petite famille

    Bisous Bernard à BIENTOT

    Un peu de fraicheur

  30. suester7 says:

    Looks like Pierre did a marvelous job! You must be so proud of him.

  31. Isabelle says:

    Bravo l’artiste!!

  32. mlbncsga says:

    Mornin Glorie…Pierre is a handsome carpenter and built a very handsome cabinet! I am terribly late in my communications but am trying to catch up! ILYM

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