I am trying to build a buffet table for my mom for Christmas- from scratch. I have drawn up 7 different plans. I cant make up my mind which one, so I went to my local hardware store to look at wood, hoping this would help, well the gentleman that was helping me – insulted me, he asked what kind of tools I had, I told him, the he said “well that’s your problem, why don’t you go back into the kitchen and let the man of the house do it! I looked at him and said “Not married, no boyfriend, and this is a gift I want it to mean more than store bought or money!” He came back – “Well I can see why you are not married!” I left, I was so upset that I cried on my way home, I almost wanted to give in and buy one… So here I am I need help, the male figures in my life are not any help – they all are busy and the one person that I can talk to is my mom – but I cant with out giving the surprise away.
What do I do?
Here are my stats:
6ft long x 4.5ft tall x 2ft deep
3) Plywood, MDF
Dark Stain – to match the kitchen cabinets
Pictures are under my “projects”
#3 is my favorite, and has the most storage – but is larger than the others and I don’t feel confident that I can Master such a large project with a hand tools…
-- Martina, Houston, TX