Martin has asked for blogs re: the big table challenge and I figured that since I am tracking the process of this “creation” I might as well follow the journey with some photos.
I re-read the rules to see if I was breaking any rules by posting the progress but I didn’t see anything that indicated that this was a “no-no” .. so here is the progress!
Photo 1: The Beginning
The table will be mostly willow of course (Hey, Chip – here’s my addiction of choice).
Rick and I “handpicked” a log from our firewood (translation: we went out in the cold weather and grabbed a log that looked like it would fit on the little ripper and ran back inside where it was warm).
Photo 2: First Cut
Rick then ran the log through the little ripper to give me some pieces of board to work with.
Photo 3: Table Top
I glued three pieces of board together to form the main part of the table top and then glued to pieces of end cuts to the sides, in order to 1) make it look like the Thorsen Table and 2) to give it that rustic look that I want to achieve.
I’m now waiting to figure out how to do the legs so I can put the top together….
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)