Side Table - My First Project

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Project by JDoerr posted 08-27-2011 05:52 AM 1468 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, this is my first woodworking project. My wife wanted a side table for our living room so I decided to take the task on myself. For my first project I am pretty happy with my end result. I made only one big mistake and that was in the finishing stage. I was unaware that pine when stained without conditioning the wood prior would cause it to look so bad. ( I know a rookie mistake) After talking with my wife and matching it to the decor of our living room we decided black would acutally go best. So I primed over my stain and painted it black. Overall a great learing exprience and outcome.


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#1 posted 08-27-2011 06:12 AM

...first….first woodworking project? -forrreal! -Y& you chose something with moving, square parts, that have to fit just right, and …you did it!!? i’m jealous.
-oh, and it’s just beautiful!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#2 posted 08-27-2011 06:31 AM

That came out great Justin!
And you are going to be proud every time you look at it.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#3 posted 08-27-2011 07:45 AM

Looks good. Looks like you have learned the first too lessons of a skilled woodworker 1) cut a straight line and 2) how to recover from a mistake.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#4 posted 08-28-2011 03:30 PM

First projects are always eye openers, and it looks like you have learned lessons in the process ! Nice job and welcome to L J’s

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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