Call it a shortcoming or a character flaw, but I have never been real good at transfering my projects onto paper. Par for the course with me is to jot down some basic measurements and a primitive scribble as to what I want to build. I have tried computer programs, but who am I kidding, I dont text, tweet, and you won’t find me on facebook. To do woodwork this way, I have at times had to reconfigure whole projects to accomodate a lack of a clear wriiten plan and the measurements that go with it. I still find great joy in woodworking regardless. One thing that I still do (even with simple projects) is to set all the parts together to see how the actual project is aligning up with my vision. If I find that adjustments are required, I grab my cocktail napkin and jot down the required numbers.
I can now figure out the final size of the top and aprons and am generally happy with the “look”. Now I am off to the forest in the rain to get another log or 2