|Project by Holz_und_Geschichte41||posted 02-19-2010 03:04 AM||1324 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
This was my first big woodworking project. Ignorantly I went to Home Depot to buy lumber, seemed to make sense at the time. I bought 4 1×12 boards of Douglas Fir. I quickly found out why most furniture is not made out of wood used in house framing. :) It was a heck of a learning curve with busted router bits, straining muscles to drill screws in place, and sanding….seemingly endless sanding. I would do it again!!! The shelves are mortise & tenon type slides reinforced with screws hidden by the wood plugs. My mentor for this maiden projects used to run a furniture business whose style was predominantly western (southwest, Santa Fe style). It worked out because that style makes mistakes look artistic if you have the know how. My mentor had it not me so he led me in the right direction. Those shelves aren’t going to bow anything soon. At the end of the day, I learn that the quality of the project is largely determined by the quality of the wood, and again patience!!! In woodworking one does not go from 0 to 60 after one project. It definitely sealed the deal for me to stick with this hobby for a long while.
-- Ryan, Arizona