|Project by CharlieM1958||posted 07-26-2009 07:01 PM||3528 views||6 times favorited||28 comments|
I guess everybody has to make one of these at some point…. sort of a rite of passage maybe. :-) I was really just looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon in the shop. Every once in a while I find it rewarding to be able to take something from start to finish in a single day. It satisfies my impulsive side.
The ends are elm. I had enough boards to make the whole thing of elm, but I was afraid the weight would be too much. Instead, I opted for 1/2” birch ply for the sides and bottom, with a little walnut trim. I would have preferred the buttons in walnut, but there were none at hand, and trying to make some would have definitely nixed the notion of a one-day project.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"