|Project by Douger||posted 03-16-2011 08:11 PM||1379 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
I decided to make a printer table for my office at the church where I work—the old table was so unstable that it shook violently from side to side whenever the printer was working. So I scrounged around my shop and made this one out of scrap wood—the legs are from an old 2×8, the top is mostly made of wood from a packing crate, and the rest is just odd scraps of this and that. (It’s all softwood.)
I had the basic dimensions in my head, and just sort of made it up as I went along…not always the best idea, I know, but it was fun, and I figured as long as I was using scraps, I could afford to make some mistakes.
I used mortise-and-tenon joinery for the legs, aprons and rails. The cross-brace was added as an afterthought, to provide extra rigidity (and it does). Haven’t put on a finish yet.
-- Doug, Kansas, http://newwoodshop.wordpress.com