|Project by SOG||posted 01-07-2015 09:38 PM||1545 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
My wife and I lived and cruised on our sailboat for nearly fifteen years. Our boat’s furniture was built-in, so when we sold the boat, we sold our furniture. We bought our house in the Pacific Northwest two years ago, and furnished it minimally with odds and ends from thrift stores and garage sales. Almost immediately we launched a campaign to replace the used stuff with furniture that I build.
During the past few months, I’ve stumbled up the steep learning curve from simple softwood bookcases to more elaborate (and expensive) hardwood designs, and from the hand tools that we kept on our boat to more intimidating band saws, planers and jointers in our garage qua woodshop.
I made the table with $194 worth of red oak, and finished it with Odie’s Oil. I’ll be eager to learn how Odie’s Oil stands up to daily use, cat traffic and the inevitable coffee spill.
The outfit what sold me the plans was a bit casual when it came to dimensions, and that cost me a few board feet of lumber. I’m leary about buying any more furniture plans on line. But I’ve come to respect the work of Lumber Jock members, and would not hesitate to beg or buy plans from them.
Home furnishing continues.