|Project by David W||posted 03-29-2015 11:01 PM||1560 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
After finally getting my shop set up it was recently broken into, and I’ve spent the last few weeks replacing most of the things that were taken or damaged. As a result I have not been very productive to say the least. Using the few remaining tools I had, pretty much a skill saw,mitre saw and Drill :( , I decided to make something to keep my mind from imploding. The first project to come out of my little shop with no small amount of swearing and throwing stuff is this 56” Red Oak T.V. stand based on a design by David Radtke(remodeler,cabinet maker). I’m self teaching myself as I go, so I spend a lot of time looking up how to do things as I progress through a build. As a result, it takes me quite a bit longer than most to finish a simple project and I redo pieces frequently. I’m learning quite a bit as I struggle along and having a supportive wife makes me feel less crappy about all the small mistakes I make. The finish used was a dark walnut Danish Oil( even though it doesn’t look very dark to me?) and a top coat of Minwax wipe on poly. I’m kinda happy with the way it turned out and I’m sure I’ll get better as I learn more.(hopefully :) ) Sorry i don’t have any real pics of the various stages, I just never seemed to remember to break out my phone to snap any.
Play safe LumberJocks :)