|Project by MikeInPenetanguishene||posted 10-09-2010 05:09 AM||1281 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
My first attempt at building something strictly with hand tools. I don’t have a good hand saw yet, but I do have a good mortising chisel (LN). It’s a little off square – I think one of my mortises is slightly angled. My wife wants a couple of similar tables for the downstairs den so I thought this would be a good prototype/trial run. It’s made out of cedar for the outdoors and I’m leaving it unfinished to naturally grey.
The work in progress photos are in my blog. If anyone has any suggestions on how to improve it I’d really appreciate it. I’m thinking of adding a shelf for the den tables. I’m also thinking of making them out of walnut and maple to get the same ‘dark legs, light top’ look to it.
-- Mike Guilbault, Penetanguishene, Ontario