Design flaws and desperation!

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Blog entry by A Slice of Wood Workshop posted 09-19-2011 07:07 AM 1350 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Well for a while now my wife has been really wanting a hall table to put ummmm, well hallway stuff on. I have for some reason been really struggling with the design. At first she wanted it to have a shelf on the bottom to hold other odds-n-ends. After playing around with it and throwing wood here and there, it was just not going to work out. The bottom shelf would have been a very tiny 6” deep. What can I say though, I didn’t give up trying to build it. After I got some of the legs cut and the mortises put in two of the legs this design was on a downhill spiral. Everything about it looked extremely odd. The size of everything was out of proportion. I had to change it and quick. Now I’ve been working on this thing here and there for about 3-4 weeks on my “down time”. Highly disappointed this wasn’t going to work out. I turned around and decided to use some of the red oak I had laying in the shop. Needless to say, after about 3 hours of planning and some new cuts there is a hall table ready to get sanded and a coat of finish put on. I guess all this rambling could be summed up into one thing, DON’T GIVE UP! I was highly discouraged, but now the turn out isn’t bad at all. Pictures will be around soon, hopefully by next Friday.

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#1 posted 09-19-2011 02:05 PM

Experience is always a very good teacher – looking forward to the pictures..

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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