|Project by tworedballs||posted 06-29-2010 07:15 PM||8799 views||9 times favorited||22 comments|
This is my first attempt at making furniture. I used some legs I purchased from Lowes and hand cut my tenons while using a chisel to make my mortises. I got the pine boards from my father who dismantled a book case he made 30 years ago. I bought a Stanley hand plane and got the top to the thickness I wanted and left the plane marks so it has a more “hand made” feeling to it. I painted the base with milk paint after staining it and then distressed it. A couple of different colors of stain and some poly on the top and there you have it.
Damn thing weighs around 150 lbs., but the pinned joinery keeps it tight.