|Project by rstephenson||posted 02-07-2010 09:04 AM||11621 views||11 times favorited||19 comments|
I would consider this my first real project. Let me tell you I learned a lot on this job. Here goes!
Got the plans from a woodmagazine.com plan from “Best Ever Woodwrking Jigs… etc.”.
Things to note:
- I will NOT use spruce pine (thanks noknot) for the legs. (way too soft for my liking)
- I WILL read up on wood data and make sure I do my homework from now on
- I will NOT use the wettest wood I can find from Home Depot (lol) – had some bad warping (not entirely visible from pictures)
- I WILL make table saw support tables as cutting a straight edge with a circular saw can be tricky (made a makeshift fence and it worked adequately)
- I WILL rip off the rounded edges from dimensional lumber in projects I want to look decent… I questioned doing this at first, but I really like the look seeing the finished product. Plus, it gave me about 50’ worth of < 1/8” shims for my measuring mishaps. :)
The top is a solidcore hardwood door. There are approximately 50 [lbs] worth of pebbles in between the MDF shelf sheets. I didn’t think I could use a traditional ‘leveler’ setup on these legs as they are 2 2”x”4’s screwed together. So the ‘levelers’ on the feet are carpet anti-slip pads, folded in 4 layers, and held down by 4 “u” nails per foot (I am surprised that they work quite well).
Pretty basic, but decently solid and functional. Now it’s time to organize the shop around this bad boy!
EDIT Some more info: the 80” x 32” door is from Home Depot (had to ask for it) and was $54 new.