|Project by doubleDD||posted 06-19-2015 03:24 PM||1689 views||5 times favorited||29 comments|
I decided I needed a portable table on our patio for BBQ’s, drinks, and whatever. I built it the height of our grill, figuring this is where it would get the most use. I had this idea of making the top to look like railroad tracks, not for any special reason, just to be different. I found two old beat up plastic wheels from somewhere and put them on the lathe, shaved off about a 1/16’’ and got them to look pretty decent. I used a hex bolt for the axle and made a little hubcap on the lathe to finish it off. I installed a towel rack on one end and converted it to swing out to serve as a handle also.
The lumber used for the top and shelf was some Honey Locust logs I cut on the band saw a year ago and they were at 8-9% moisture, ready to go and they look great. White oak for the legs and rails and Walnut for the tracks and trim.
Measures 18’’ x 30’’ by 31’’ in height.
Turned out nice and can’t wait to use it on Father’s day Sunday. Thanks for looking.
Happy Father’s day to all out there.
-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.