|Project by wellington||posted 09-05-2010 08:04 PM||1864 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
Ugh, I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had any time to be hanging out out here…
Long story short, a while back I bought this end table from IKEA (for like $11)... and it’s fine. It stands up (most of the time), it’s flat, and large enough for me to set my laptop, a cool beverage and my feet… That said, it isn’t exactly high quality… or much of any quality for that matter, so I had one of those moments that presumably everyone out here has all the time… “What the hell, I’ll just make my own!” So I did.
Dimensionally, it’s 24” x 24” x 18”... Slightly larger than the table it’s replacing.
It’s made of black walnut and maple.
For some reason, I made it in 44 pieces… Which, If I were to do it all over again, I would rethink, because getting some of the bits to all cooperate was… interesting, to say the least.
Currently there’s one coat of rub-on satin poly, but I’ll be adding a few more over the course of the weekend.
I’m also fairly sure I’m going to put a piece of glass on the top, but I haven’t gotten that far yet.
Minor Update – I forgot that I had a few pictures from while I was building… so I threw those into the mix for good measure. The clamp up for the top was thoroughly entertaining.
-- I want to be a space ship when I grow up.