|Project by Todd McDonald "2 Bored Saws"||posted 02-05-2015 04:55 PM||1552 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
My wife showed me a picture of a coffee table similar to this and said she wanted me to make one. I took it as an excuse to get into the shop and do the thing I love to do. Douglas-fir was the wood I chose to use. It is 33×33x18 inches. The picture she had for me had a link that you could order legs for what I thought was too expensive, SO I went and bought a new lathe (HF 20% off coupon) and some 4×4’s. With the exception of one practice run (and SEVERAL wood turning for the beginner videos) just to find out what the lathe tools were for I turned 4 matching legs basically straight out of the box. Instead of spending $250 for legs for a coffee table, I got a lathe for that price and a much cheaper, but still as nice, coffee table! A WIN WIN! Also, this is the first time I have ever used a pocket hole jig. I feel I am now starting to catch up to some of the talent that all my fellow Lumber Jocks have! I still have a very long road to travel yet! Thank you for looking!
-- It is fun to see where an imagination and two bored saws will get you.