I am in the process of building a second plant stand (I thought that I would be done today but the Universe had other ideas.)
One thing that I am pleased with is the aging of the pine legs. Rick brought home some 1×2 pine which worked great for the legs but they were too white for my willow. So, I used some “greying” stuff that I bought at Home Hardware. (I’ll have to go look at the name of it). It turns wood a natural- weathered look. With just one light coat and an afternoon in the sun there is a definite difference in the colouring. It worked out well.
Now, for the learning Curve. Last time I made fake tenons by gluing on little squares of wood on top of the screwholes. It had a nice effect. Today when I went to copy this strategy it did not turn out so well—first of all, the way I had things lined up, the lid wouldn’t open completely. And then because the table is a little smaller than my first the blocks just looked too chunky and so I pulled them all off.
So here I am now, with an unfinished table and trying to come up with a second backup plan.
The Learning Curve: I’m pretty sure the Universe is smiling, saying “Debbie, it’s time to try a REAL tenon and you wouldn’t be having this problem!!! The cover-up was find the first time but did you really think I’d let you get away with that again???!!!!”
Ok Universe—that’s for my NEXT table, but first I have to finish this one!!
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)