We are making a desk to house the dictionary. In order to make the ideal desk, we are consulting the internet to determine the ideal materials, design, etc.
When we began we quickly discovered this aspect of the project would take a long time, because we would need to grow the lumber we would harvest to make the desk. Which then raised the question of what tree species we should grow, which raised the question of which seeds - of the tree seeds we could gather - were the best seeds to germinate, which raised the question of how best to germinate a tree seed, etc.
We decided to have fun encountering each of these problems. Researching and thinking through these questions began to yield their reward: more things to learn, more things to investigate.
This is the temporary, "on loan" dictionary box... the project's home till its desk is done. Visit it!
above: collected sugar maple seeds, stratifying
above: drawing 'How Entries Are Made', 2012
above are three "prototype" desks made from scavenged materials