|Project by jsvol||posted 01-30-2015 02:46 PM||2726 views||22 times favorited||19 comments|
So I decided that I wanted to try my hand at woodworking. I have chewed on this for a few years and I have a little construction experience in my background, but several months ago I decided it was time. For my first project, I wanted to build something that was practical but would also give me some experience and practice with varying skills. I had watched the Wood Whisperer’s videos (among others) and thought the assembly table project would be a good fit for what I wanted to do. I bought some Birch plywood from a big box store and began cutting away.
This project contained many “firsts” for me. My first dado, first rabbet, first drawer assembly, first drawer slide assembly, first time using MDF, first time using polyurethane, and honestly many other firsts! Overall, I had a great time, made many mistakes (I like to think of them as opportunities to learn), and I am actually pretty proud that I was able to see it through from start to finish. I have already begun my next two projects and the assembly table is coming in very handy!
I also want to say thank you to all of the great users on LJ for your inspiration and ideas. Hopefully, I will be able to post many more projects.