LumberJocks

Southwest Cocktail table #1: A Hot Mess

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by MarkTheFiddler posted 402 days ago 779 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Southwest Cocktail table series Part 2: Simplify ..... sort of.... »

I designed a cocktail table that I thought would be awesome. I spent ALL day yesterday cutting the top pieces. Late last night I tried a dry fit because because I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t. It’s AWFUL.

It is SO Bad that I’m Scraping a lot of my design. However, I can make some of this work for me.

The center section needs a bit of help because:

The Oak spacers are about 1/64 ” too wide. Who would have thought?. I’m keeping the center section. With a little tweaking, I can create a good interest point in the center of the table. The center section will be the only pattern on this table. I still have 2 end tables to build so I should salvage most of my cuts.

The Oak is not uniform in color. I don’t know why I inserted little interesting bits of oak in the center of my pattern. All they do is detract. I’ll be using as featureless pieces as I can find.

More later. I’ll try to take better pictures next time.

Mark

-- Thanks for all the lessons!



1 comment so far

View GrandpaLen's profile

GrandpaLen

1436 posts in 856 days


#1 posted 402 days ago

Mark,

Don’t make cutting boards out of your table just yet.

I sent you a P.M. read it 1st.

It’s not always how badly we err, but how well we can recover.

- Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase