Found a few boards to use. Got the one 1×6x60” cut down into three boards. Glued up into a panel, and then flattened with a couple handplanes. I have a large, plastic tub sitting under the bench, to catch a few shavings
Between the top, and a pine shelf, it got full kind of fast. Sawed a couple found 2×4s into some leg stock. Plan (Plan, I have a plan??) was for a notch about halfway up the legs, to house a shelf. Grabbed a small saw, and knocked off a corner on the shelf, first.
I saved that cutoff, to use as a pattern. I cut the other three corners, and set the shelf aside for a bit. Used the “pattern” to layout how much of a notch to make on the leg. Same saw to cut the lines
Then a bit of work with a chisel and mallet to clean out the notch. Then a test fit
Then just kept cutting notches, and test fits until done
Drilled a pilot hole for a screw to hold each leg. Drywall screws for now, have some fancy SS ones for later. Next up, I grabbed an old sabresaw ( freebie, found in a basement clean up) for a bit of edge work
Hey, the price was right, anyway. The top gets a wavy edge treatment, so, I had an old apron to use as a pattern from a walnut reclaim project. Laid out some lines on the top, clamped it to the bench where I could saw two edges at a time.
Then I rotated the top and cut the other edges. Assembled the legs and shelf, and place it on to the top. I needed to measure for the sizes of the aprons
Once I get those new aprons cut and ready, I might either leave them square, or cut some fancy stuff on their edges, too. Might be a while on this table….
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