|Project by natrous||posted 10-12-2010 11:06 PM||2201 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
This is the final cover for now, although I’m not out of radiators yet!
Like the others, all poplar frame, with a pine top. I’m new at this and I still haven’t been able to come to grips with the cost of lumber. My appreciation for the cost of custom-built furniture, however, has skyrocketed.
The cross-pieces are joined with dowels, which was a first for me. I didn’t want the side lost in the molding, and I wanted to play, so I added the zig-zag around it to keep the frame full-width on the side.
There’s a cleat against the wall that a couple pegs slide into to add stability and strength, since I knew no matter what I said, grandma would let the kids stand on it to look at birds…
All in all, this turned out much better than the first 2.
-- I do not like work even when someone else does it. - Mark Twain