|Project by Greg Wurst||posted 01-04-2011 01:32 PM||6056 views||24 times favorited||8 comments|
It’s hard to get in the shop with a 4 yr old boy running-around, and my list of to-do projects continues to grow. Most of them are larger detailed projects I just don’t have the time or space to do right now (especially since many of my larger tools are in a freezing-cold garage in Ohio).
Fortunately, I saw a small project another user posted that I both needed and could be done on a couple warm days in December:
My recliner sits next to a wall with no easy way to reach the end table without getting-out of my chair. I needed some place to put a laptop and a beverage. This provided a perfect way to use a small amount of space.
I modified the original somewhat by adding more bracing and including a magazine rack. The braces are all attached with biscuits and the bottom and top pieces attached with pocket screws hidden underneath the bottom and the table top. The top is attached with 4 screws in oversized holes to allow for wood movement.
The entire piece is solid oak and oak dowels. The top is 2 pieces edge glues together. The finish is a base coat of colonial maple and a top coat of golden oak to match the existing furniture. Three coats of oil-based poly and a paste wax rubdown and it’s done.
If you are interested, I have the SkethcUp projects and material list at the following location:
Thanks for looking!
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