|Project by BusterB||posted 12-17-2014 09:11 PM||1722 views||3 times favorited||21 comments|
Decided to make homemade gifts for the wife and kids this Christmas. Sorry wally world!!! I am down to the wife. She is a Assistant Principal at a elementary school and is constantly bringing work home. Dangers of letting them supply you with a laptop I guess. Anyhow, to escape to a quite “dog free” zone (and maybe Buster free zone as well…hate to speculate on that…lol) she works while sitting in the bed. This has the added benefit of not having to listen to me grouch about her watching Ellen….lol So if you have ever worked with a laptop actually sitting in your lap, you know they can get a little warm. Thought a nice bed tray/table would be pretty handy for her so this is what I ended up with.
Solid oak sides with oak plywood for the bottom. Did walnut splines (my first ever) to reenforce the mitered corners. Solid walnut handles (tried to keep grain running at diagonal across the arches for strength) are glued and backed up with 3/8ths dowels. The leg assemblies are walnut. Since I didn’t think ahead and plan to use a dowel instead of bolts to mount legs, was gonna use 1/4” carriage bolts. Buddy of mine came up with some brass bolts instead. A classy touch, thanks Steve Blankenship. Sanded to 220 and finished with Danish Oil. Hope she doesn’t start expecting breakfast in bed….lil
This would be a good point to wish all y’all a merry Christmas and great projecting in the new year.
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)