Cartoons: Carpentry Capers

It’s always great to try a new hobby, but some may result in more splinters than others.

A woman tells her husband to keep the awful chair he made in the basement.

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A middle-aged married couple shake hands on a deal concerning their D.I.Y. projects.
“O.K., it’s agreed! If you won’t knit anything for me, I won’t make any furniture for you!”
Bob Barnes
October 9, 1954

 

A woman shows her friend the shoddily-made end table her husband made.
“Henry made it out of an old table.”
Don Tobin
September 18, 1954

 

A woman and her friend comment on one of their husband's awful D.I.Y. project, which is a short end table made out of an old log.
“I know just how you feel – my husband went through the same phase.”
Frank O’Neal
July 31, 1954

 

A woman tells her husband to keep the awful chair he made in the basement.
“I’ll say it’s built to stay! Right down here!”
Ben Roth
July 3, 1954

 

Woman comments on her husband's carpentry project to her friend.
“So far, he’s made two things – sawdust and noise.”
June 26, 1954

 

Woman shows her husband's D.I.Y. projects to their friends while insulting him.
“Vincent made all the furniture himself. We call this the ‘Bizarre Room.’”
Peter Wyma
May 7, 1955

 

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Comments

  1. I’m guilty of making sawdust and noise like in cartoon number 6, with not much else to show for it. My dad and grandfather had the talent in that area, certainly not myself. Bob, I always like your comments on the Post’s various articles. It’s both what you say and the clever ways you say it. Wish I had that talent too. Oh well.

  2. I like them all about the same, but particularly #4 by Ben Roth. I’m figuring this was enough of a real trend in the mid-fifties for Post readers then to find them relatable, and likely ever since. 2020 is likely producing some do-it-yourself calamities with husbands that have too much time on their hands.

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