|Project by Eric||posted 11-23-2010 12:50 PM||6824 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
Ok, where to start. This project started with two extra cabinets that our builder left use after our house was built. I put them in the basement and put a couple of drywall scraps on it and viola we had a craft table.
Now, jump ahead a few years and I am so tired of looking at those drywall scraps, since I finished the basement over a year ago. I went looking for a top for a top. I stopped at a few local shops, looking for leftover anything that could be used as a top. Nothing! Decided on butcher block top, so I price it at Lowe’s. Estimate, just a little over $1000. So, I bought four, 2”x10”x10’ boards. I surface them on 2 sides, ripped them into 1 3/8” width, turned them 90 degrees, mixed and matched, then glued them together in about 10-12” sections. Tried flattening these with my Veritas bench plane. It was a good learning experience, but wanting to speed things up, I then surfaced them with the planer. My wife likes all the character of the knotty pine and grain showing.
So, my wife designed the end shelving unit. She took the time to give me detailed drawing on graph paper. I was impressed. Using one sheet of baltic birch plywood and my Dowelmax, this is it. About half-way through, a new Festool C12 drill showed up on my door step. It was a payment from a friend, for some work I did for him. I like it. I drilled 100+ dowel holes with my new drill.
So, the finished product is not an award winning design, but my wife is quite happy with the look. (or that it is just done) I learned how to make a top (which skill I will use for making my new workbench) and how to make a shelving unit with a Dowelmax.
-- Eric "That's all very well and human, but when will you stop having to apologize and start doing your very best you can? When will you begin?"