Thorsen Side Table Contest #6: Not up to standards, but finished none the less!

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Blog entry by JonH posted 05-31-2007 09:15 PM 1662 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This end result is a nice little side table, but I must confess, it is not up to my standards. It will make a nice table along side the couch. I’m finishing in haste to get the subscription to PW, but I will continue my challenge and improve this table more at a later date. My son (age 3) loves to hang out in the woodshop, so he can help me. Bottom line, the baby girl goes to the doctor on time, I get my challenge finished, and my son gets to help me finish it next week!

Legs, sides and top are make of Alder with Cherry on the outside edges of the top. It sits 28” off the floor and the top is 10” x 12”.

Finished Product!

My son giving my daughter a smooch. Just thought I'd add that in.

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#1 posted 05-31-2007 09:25 PM

hey you did your best and it still looks great anyways! what are you complaining about?

-- woodworker/student---

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#2 posted 05-31-2007 09:33 PM

I like it!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 05-31-2007 11:17 PM

I like it, & your cute Kids Too.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 06-01-2007 12:30 AM

Jon Congratulations for getting it finished.

I guess if we never find any way to improve our work, then we might not be critical enough of what we are doing.

Be proud and say I can do better next time. We learn from completing our project.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 06-01-2007 04:48 PM

“wooo hooo” and “awwwwwwwww “

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 06-01-2007 05:40 PM

Nice job Jon. Nice clean lines, and a breadboard top. Good job.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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