It feels good finally to be getting back to wood working. During late December-February, my garage was just too damn cold to work in, despite having two space heaters going (the wife was too scared of propane-based heat sources, so those were nixed…). Then, in February, we decided to put our house on the market – so all free time started going to fixing things up and getting our house ready to sell. That’s all done with, so it’s time to get some wood working done.
Here is my first design, based loosely on a table here.
Pretty simple, but this will be my first attempt at a real furniture piece. I’ve been practicing hand cutting mortises, so hopefully this build will be pretty straight forward. I bought 40bf of poplar today (~12bf of which is 8/4 for the legs), which I also plan on using for the butcher-block style top. I don’t know how well poplar would stand up to abuse, but really this is more of a side-board for our kitchen than a cutting board, so I think it will be ok.
Any comments or critiques on the design are always welcome.
-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"