Farm Table/Island

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Project by DavidMcB posted 08-29-2016 02:47 AM 609 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The is my first wood project ever so not sure what to write explain or really how to what I all did. My wife sent me a picture of a table and I thought it was cool and decided to make it. I didn’t use plans just winged it and did what I thought looked and felt right. For the top I drilled pocket holes and secured the wood together. Thinking I should have done a few more or at least some wood glue as well. There was some small gaps that I found. The bottom shelf I used a nail gun and afterwards regret the short cut and wish I would have screwed the bottom together like the top for a better fit. I learned how to not stain on this project. I first used a bristle brush on the entire base in less than an hour. I went too quick and the project looked horrible with the uneven stain and brush marks. I spent about 6-8hrs re-sanding and then used a foam brush and rag, this time I took a lot of time and was carful not to go fast. I know there are a lot of flaws with this first project that I can learn from, but I am happy how it turned out. I went and gave this to my aunt and can’t wait to make something new for someone else. Please let me know what you think and ask me questions. More questions I get the better and more informed I know I will be. Thanks yall.

-- David McBrayer

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#1 posted 08-29-2016 11:27 AM

David, Congratulations on your first project.

Looks good to for the first time. We all started somewhere. Now, you know “the list” will start growing to make more things.


-- I can see the cheese heads from here and it is great.

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#2 posted 08-29-2016 12:33 PM

nice build

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#3 posted 08-30-2016 02:19 AM

Shoot, I don’t care if it’s your first or your thousandth, that’s an outstanding piece, definitely worth being proud of!

SOME of us (at least one) are envious of your skill, looking forward to seeing you do more to challenge those of us who have ways further to go before being able to even claim to know what the heck we’re doing.

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#4 posted 08-30-2016 01:07 PM

Great first project. Keep challenging yourself and acquiring tools. Suggest looking into a biscuit joiner at some point to replace pocket screws. And clamps. Lots and lots of clamps. Good luck.

-- Ron, Montana

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#5 posted 09-07-2016 04:15 AM

Nice job!

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