jig saw, cordless drill and a sander to make more furniture.
There are no Goodwill’s or thrift stores in Cuenca. There is seldom furniture for sale in the classifieds, and when there is the price is ridiculous. So, instead of spending thousands of dollars on new furniture, here we are making our own furniture. We looked at kitchen tables to buy and for $150 you can buy a cheap looking dinette set with four chairs, and for about $750 you can buy a dining room table with six chairs. As you know, we have three big sons and a dinette set is just not suited for our family, and we weren’t about to spend that much money on a dining room table until we checked out the coastal areas of Ecuador. Frugality does not mean lack; it means "more for less”, and in this case a quality, sturdy table at 8-1/2 feet in length, which seats 6 to 8 people comfortably.