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Software Engineer at Polygon

Feel good

I have been part of a development team at Semble (formerly Heydoc) for over eight months, and it’s been a blast. Working there comes with a great list of benefits, but my favourite perk is two extra “feel good” days.

These are 2 extra days of paid time off per year to focus on yourself. Whether you use them for self-care, wellbeing activities, learning something new or towards your personal development is totally up to you!

I recently got into a new hobby that helps me balance time in front of a screen and time to relax — woodworking. It looks like I am not an exception because all cool mid-thirty, nerdy geeks are doing it nowadays.

So, instead of booking my “feel good” days to do the regular crap we all do every day, I decided to do something that makes me feel good — “wooden stools and side tables”. I just wanted to share a few pictures of the recently-built things (sanding is boring, but my girlfriend is always happy to help).

My girlfriend Basia is sanding a plant tabletop

Prepared wood for plant stands

Almost ready plant stand

I am using a wood thicknesser

Garden bench and coffee table

Two cups of coffee on the garden coffee table

Record box with a Wax Well Records sticker

Maybe this quick post will inspire you to step away from your keyboard for a moment and learn a skill not related to constantly staring at the computer.

Stay safe, my friend 🪚

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    Basia

    🍄❤️

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    Gregory

    this is inspiring 💙

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    Chris

    I love this. What do you use for staining/finishing? The finish is beautiful.

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    • Pawel Grzybek
      Pawel Grzybek

      Hi Chris. I used Dark Walnut Dye by Littlefair's and put on a top coat Ronseal Outdoor Varnish in satin. I am pleased with the result!

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