|Project by BacktotheWood||posted 04-26-2014 11:14 AM||1533 views||8 times favorited||13 comments|
These were a long time in the making. I decided to make these back in 2011. I knew about what I wanted them to look like and I knew I wanted them to be made of mesquite. I started picking up the tools I would need from CL. They had to be pretty good quality and in pretty good shape. If they only needed some cleaning and tuning and were cheap enough for me to afford, they were the right tools. I picked up a load of mesquite scraps, nothing longer that 4 ft. and nothing wider than 4 in. from CL.
I got some scrap pine and started learning how to use my tools. I learned how to use SketchUp and designed them, learning a lot about what would or would not work with the wood. Then I started the real nightstands in late Aug and finished them in early Nov.
I’ve made a lot of things, over the years, but I finally have made, what I can call, a piece of furniture. Some day I’ll be able to say that I make “Fine Furniture”. It just gets better from here.
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