|Blog series by melski||updated 08-24-2007 05:48 PM||4 parts||16415 reads||16 comments total|
I look at a lot of regular wooden furniture and try and use hockey sticks to make it. I was looking at the side tables on the site and decided I could make one for my son’s room I finished the hockey stick table top last night. Final dimensions came out to 15-1/2” x 18” made 100% from hockey sticks, framed with hockey sticks on edge so that a glass pannel can be fit inside to make a flat smooth surface for the top.
I went with solid wood apron on the back and sides ot the table. Easier to attach the legs and top. Used pocket holes and glue to hold everything together. Once it is dry, I’ll get started on the drawer.
Built a drawer to fit the opening in the table. Nothing fancy, just some plywood left over from some other project. Since I was using hockey sticks for the front, I made it shorter by their thickness so when the drawer is closed it fits flush with the table opening. I added a handle to allow easy opening and a rotational hockey stick piece in the back to prevent the drawer from falling out if pulled all the way. Just rotate the stick to install and it rotates vertical for interfearance on...
Nothing left but to install the drawer and get a piece of glass for the top. When I made the top I allowed 1/4” recess with the trim around the edge for a glass top. That will make it smooth to set things on it while allowing you to see through for a view of the sticks. Ready to use and enjoy! Next….