Well, I got to spend a couple more hours on the shoe rack, but that is all the time allotted to me. It is gone and I can’t do any more work on it. My friend was in closet cleaning mode again and she needed it now :)
Ok, so I was not able to paint it, I am hoping she will get around to it at a later date. So I will just give you the highlights of what I was able to do.
Last update I gave, the carcass looked like this…
Today, i was able to finish cutting the cove molding, size it, miter it on the bandsaw, and sand it level to the edges, and when she picked it up, it looked like this…
So, aside from the ugly blue top, the lamination didn’t come out too bad. Kind of picture framish, but at least I was able to demonstrate to myself that I could do a lamination over plywood and make it look a little better. I worked out a pretty efficient (and safe) molding process. I had a 1×6 board and I ran the edge on the router table. Then I would go over to the table saw and cut off the edge. Back to the router table and repeat. This allowed me to do fairly thin decorative trim without the dangers of trying to cut thin pieces on the router table. I liked the cove shape because it would give a little interest around the top and the shelf, but taper to a thinner piece around the edges. On the legs, up to the shelf, I just trimmed off thin pieces of pine at the same thickness as the thinnest part of the cove molding.
But man, I really would have loved to have just a couple more hours :)
Thanks for your attention to the blog. It was a fun confidence builder. After all, I stacked the odds majorly against me. And my rule of thumb is that if a project comes out less than I hoped, but better than I feared, then I am doing ok.
Happy Woodworking all,
-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.