Kitchen Furniture #1: Kitchen Table

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Blog entry by Ackdaddy posted 08-26-2009 08:32 PM 1194 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife and I bought a foreclosure about a year ago and are about 75% done with the plans that we set forth in the beginning. The kitchen is completely redone, along with the living room and our expectant baby’s nursery. The bathrooms are in process along with our bedroom.

I’ve sort of taken a break from the home improvement aspect and gotten into a lot more woodworking. I find my hands to be a lot more steady than ever, and my accuracy much improved. So now I am making a kitchen table; my wood of choice for this is poplar – I really like the blonde look (like my wife ;o). So I have just finished clamping the boards for the table top and am ready to move on. I’m still designing the legs that I will turn myself.

This is the biggest undertaking I have ever attempted so wish me luck, because after this my wife wants a china cabinet.

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Derrek LeRouax

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#1 posted 08-26-2009 09:28 PM

Good luck. Remember, its only wood. If it doesn’t work, you can still have a warm fire with it!!

-- Derrek L.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 08-26-2009 11:05 PM

Good luck. Unfortunately you are headed down a very slippery slope. To be honest with you I have gotten to the point where I have given up on trying to keep up with my wife’s “commissions”. She seems to add them to the list faster than I can get them built and then she “mentions” how slow I am. :)

How about posting some pictures as you go along? Construction blogs are always well received.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 08-27-2009 05:02 AM

I know it will be great

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 08-27-2009 08:22 AM

Way to go! Keep making stuff, whether it’s built into the house, or stands alone inside/around the house, it improves the home. Make sure your finish on the poplar is tough. Please post pics.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#5 posted 09-01-2009 03:54 PM

Thanks everyone for the positive feedback and motivation. I’ll take some pictures later today and hopefully post them tomorrow.

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