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Blog entry by Ron Aylor posted 04-05-2018 02:37 PM 1556 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Playing Around in Paint –
 
After a few hours playing around in Paint, This is what I have so far.
           
Nothing too fancy. I’m thinking maybe 20” W x 20” D x 22” H (or a bit higher) , with a 6” high drawer. I’ll use cherry and ash as shown. I’m torn between cherry bread boards on the lower tier or an ash border akin to the top … will just have to wait and see. I may also taper the legs a bit to the inside. Well … time to start roughing out some lumber.
 
Thanks for looking, more to come. As always, all comments and/or questions welcomed.
 
Follow my progress with the links below.
Two-Tier Side Table #1 – Realization
Two-Tier Side Table #2 – Playing Around in Paint
Two-Tier Side Table #3 – Selecting Stock
Two-Tier Side Table #4 – Hepplewhite Visits Plymouth
Two-Tier Side Table #5 – I Can't Carve
Two-Tier Side Table #6 – Zig-Zags
Two-Tier Side Table #7 – My Very First Lunette
Two-Tier Side Table #8 – Some Assembly Required



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Oldtool

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#1 posted 04-05-2018 02:44 PM

Thinking about it, I think the breadboard ends would be a good way to handle the wood movement of the shelf, especially since the top as constructed won’t necessarily move the same amount.
Good thinking.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 04-05-2018 03:02 PM



Thinking about it, I think the breadboard ends would be a good way to handle the wood movement of the shelf, especially since the top as constructed won t necessarily move the same amount.
Good thinking.

- Oldtool


Thanks, Tom. The more I think about it, the more I agree … breadboard it is!

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#3 posted 04-05-2018 03:06 PM

Hmm. I’d put the drawer near the top, rather than the bottom. No point storing stuff way down where it’s hard to bend over to get it. But then again, I don’t have a reachin’ stick. ;-)

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#4 posted 04-05-2018 03:32 PM

Yup, shelf up higher. Bending over is too much work.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#5 posted 04-05-2018 03:41 PM

Drawer location depends on whether you want to use the drawer a lot and if you want the resulting shelf to be useable. If you move the drawer under the top then the shelf will have to be self supporting and probably fairly low in order to be able to put any knick knacks on it.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#6 posted 04-05-2018 04:25 PM


Hmm. I’d put the drawer near the top, rather than the bottom. No point storing stuff way down where it’s hard to bend over to get it. But then again, I don’t have a reachin’ stick. ;-)

- Dave Polaschek


Yup, shelf up higher. Bending over is too much work.

- theoldfart


Drawer location depends on whether you want to use the drawer a lot and if you want the resulting shelf to be useable. If you move the drawer under the top then the shelf will have to be self supporting and probably fairly low in order to be able to put any knick knacks on it.

- EarlS

Thanks, Dave, Kevin, and Earl. The shelf will hold a phone and answering machine (and perhaps a cat or two).  The drawer will hold reading material which will be accessed but occasionally.

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#7 posted 04-05-2018 06:11 PM


Thinking about it, I think the breadboard ends would be a good way to handle the wood movement of the shelf, especially since the top as constructed won t necessarily move the same amount.
Good thinking.

- Oldtool

Thanks, Tom. The more I think about it, the more I agree … breadboard it is!

- Ron Aylor

Breadboards ash to match the top? In my humble opinion, ash is the way to go.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#8 posted 04-05-2018 08:21 PM


Thinking about it, I think the breadboard ends would be a good way to handle the wood movement of the shelf, especially since the top as constructed won t necessarily move the same amount.
Good thinking.

- Oldtool



Thanks, Tom. The more I think about it, the more I agree … breadboard it is!

- Ron Aylor



Breadboards ash to match the top? In my humble opinion, ash is the way to go.

- Oldtool


This is with ash breadboards on the shelf … opinion?
          
 
I’m planning on boiled linseed oil and shellac for a finish … with the cherry getting several days in the sun, as on Lynnsay's Prie Dieu.
 

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#9 posted 04-06-2018 12:28 AM

This is with ash breadboards on the shelf … opinion?

Might just be me, but my eye wants ash on the bottom of the drawer sides to match the shelf now.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#10 posted 04-06-2018 11:03 AM


Might just be me, but my eye wants ash on the bottom of the drawer sides to match the shelf now.

- Dave Polaschek


Actually, I leaning towards all cherry at the bottom as in the original drawing. I guess I’ll just have to see once I pull out the lumber. Isn’t design fun?

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#11 posted 04-06-2018 11:02 PM

All cherry would work too. My eye just wants the top and the bottom of the drawer to look similar, I think.

But yeah, that could easily change once I started staring at lumber. Most projects involve a fair amount of “well, if I put this piece in, then I can’t use THAT one, but ooh, what about…?”

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#12 posted 04-06-2018 11:10 PM

I’ll be looking through the ash and cherry tomorrow. I spent today building plant stands for the front porch!

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#13 posted 04-07-2018 12:06 AM

I’m leaning towards the ash breadboards, and go keep balance in the piece, I would also add an ash inlay or edge treatment to the front of the lower shelf, above the drawer.
But, that’s just my opinion, which my better half always tells me is wrong.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#14 posted 04-07-2018 05:36 PM

Perhaps I should go with something like this …
          

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#15 posted 04-08-2018 12:13 AM

If you’ve got pretty ash, show it off. If the cherry’s nicer, might want to feature that, no?

I’m pretty sure this is the point where I’d be staring at lumber and sorting boards into “yes,” “no,” and “maybe.”

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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