Projects #2: Reclaimed Redwood - Sofa Table

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Blog entry by drsongs posted 03-27-2011 02:23 AM 2551 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was my Saturday project. Should’ve been pretty simple but it actually gave me some problems. For one thing it ended up being about an inch shorter than I had planned because trying to get it to sit flat turned out to be the biggest challenge. I know most of you have been there at one time or another. Ok.. just a little
off here… oops… that was too much etc. etc… Here’s some pics.

The legs and top pieces are cut and ready:

I used a clamp to hold the leg pieces together and drilling a pilot hole put a screw in the top and bottom.

Here’s a tip – when you need to take some off as mentioned above remember to remove the nail or screw before you send your saw blade through it…

Legs and top are together:

Then I added a lower shelf which also serves as a brace for the legs – and it’s done:

-- Respect your tools so you keep all your fingers to play guitar... and Thank God daily.

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#1 posted 03-27-2011 03:47 AM

simple but nicely done

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 03-27-2011 10:22 PM

Hey Mo,

Thanks – I looked at your pictures – love your place and you’ve done some cool stuff!

I like things that I can do in a day – I’m the guy that looks at article in the paper and if it goes to another page it’s too much trouble so I won’t bother reading it. It’s a big accomplishment for me when I take on a project where it takes several days – waiting for glue to dry – painting – staining – finish work etc. But occasionally it’s just gotta be done so I’ll do my best to be patient. Here’s some built-ins that took a few days – I did it all from scratch including making the doors.

-- Respect your tools so you keep all your fingers to play guitar... and Thank God daily.

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