Arts & Crafts Dining Room Set #1: Test Drive

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Blog entry by CaptainSkully posted 07-03-2009 07:15 PM 1406 reads 2 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The first installment of this blog is here due to LJ blogging technical issues…

To make sure the dimensions are correct for our new table, we decided to do a little test drive. It didn’t hurt that we’re having eight people over for a Fourth of July BBQ. We ran over to the big box store and bought a sheet of particle board for $29. When we got it home, I cut it down to 45” x 72”, the finished dimensions of the table top. After I sanded it and eased the edges, we spun our little table around and centered it in the dining room. It’s a lot bigger than I was expecting, but I’m getting used to it. It fits eight comfortably. My girlfriend likes it, although when it’s just the two of us, it’ll seem a bit large. The good news is that the wine barrel end lazy susan I’m planning on building will look quite nice in the middle of it. I’ll be heading down to San Jose to make a major lumber purchase soon. I’m still going with Schroeder’s Rodel design.

New Table Mockup

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

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