|Project by Luddite||posted 02-06-2015 02:44 PM||1061 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
A void attracts stuff in our house. Where there’s a need, perceived or imagined, a project must be conceived and created. For my wife it’s wonderful, for me it’s another chance to wrestle with the wood devils.
Here’s a collection of some bits we’ve done over the years that I thought you’d all enjoy.
1. Entry table for a small angled wall. Built of mesquite, designed on a napkin and fleshed out on the fly.
2. Small table next to crib when the kids come to torture me. Designed to match the other Stickley pieces I made. Built of QS white oak. It even has an accidental fuming spot when ‘the niece’ left a fully charged diaper exposed on the top. Makes an interesting heirloom story.
3. Clutter table for kitchen passageway to laundry room. Was a place where the cats dishes were constantly getting kicked about or other crude would accumulate. Built two over the years. Works great, protects the food dishes for the boys, a place to put the phone and assorted bits that used to clutter the counter.
The first one is based on a Stickley hallway phone table, back when people had such things.
Now it’s an instant heirloom piece for our niece and yes it does collect bits of her life.
The inside of the panel side is rounded over to match the legs and set flush. Gives a nice touch I feel.
The shelf and top are attached using ‘z’ shaped table clips that hook into the grove on the frame.
-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense