|Project by JoshOne||posted 01-13-2011 05:03 AM||2137 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
I recently moved to Bloomington, Indiana for grad school. Well, our house has a massive kitchen and a two car garage. Unfortunately, the kitchen doesn’t have so much prep space for cooking, and the garage has tons of space for projects, so I decided to make a counter for the kitchen. There’s a really nice and helpful lumber yard in town, so I went down and selected some nice pieces: a couple of 8-foot 4×4 cedar posts, some 8-foot 1×4 pine and two 2×4 birch plywood boards.
This took me longer than I thought it would, about 5 days total. This is pretty much my first project since high school, and it really re-introduced me to the joys of woodworking.
I did the majority of it with a single saw, a double-edged Japanese saw I got at Hardwick’s in Seattle, which is possibly the best hardware store I have ever been to. I also used a drill to screw everything together and a chisel to make the recessed mortises for the lower shelf’s support.
The table’s support is centered around the top of the posts, which use a double support system: first, they are supported by the pine 1×4 holding it all in, but they are also supported by the birch tabletop, which keeps it square.
I used some scrap wood from the pine and a jigsaw to attach a dowel to the long side of the table, to hold dish towels. I also attached a small garbage bin to one side, so we can just toss garbage as we’re chopping instead of stopping and going over to the garbage can.
More pictures here:
-- "The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne"