|Project by HawkDriver||posted 12-07-2011 08:53 AM||1471 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I was commisioned to build this last month as a birthday present for a friends wife. I nearly missed the deadline which was November 21st. I learned entirely too many things on this project which were all rookie lessons. Not “oh that’s good to know” or “I will do this better next time” but lessons such as don’t let anyone else pick out lumber for you (especially the client). Additionally, I moved to a new house at the beginning of Novemeber, so the garage was a total train wreck while I was trying to get this thing finished up.
Anyway, It turned out well, my friend and his wife immediately fell in love with it and my new favorite finish is clear lacquer. The dimensions are 48”L x 24”D x 20”H. Built from Black Cherry and Curly Maple. No fancy joinery just lots of gluing, clamping, countersinking and plugging. By the way, the new self centering, tapered Hitachi plug cutter my wife bought me works great!
I plan on building another one of these for myself soon, so any advice on making it better would be appreciated!
Thanks for looking!
-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.