|Project by Paul M||posted 02-24-2011 10:55 PM||1115 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
The story is the important part of this project and shows the advantage of being a “Lumberjocks”!
My Son and daughter in law had us over for Thanksgiving dinner, with the hopes the table would hold up to yet another family meal. The table was not new and was one of those made with Formica and legs attached directly to the top. It had hardwood extension pieces that allowed two leafs to be added. Anyway, I had patched it up several times with the last being one where I just drove self tapping washer head screws through the extensions in the hopes it would at least stay up.
Last Thanksgiving, after the plates and all had been cleared off and we sat around talking suddenly, with little fanfare, the whole top collapsed onto our knees. The wood slide and many long screws gave it up.
I offered to make a table for them for Christmas, and they gladly accepted.
Not a great project or work of art, but very functional and sturdy. Made to the maximum size that fits into their dinning area without being too large.
And it was finished for Christmas
-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather