|Project by vrice||posted 03-20-2012 05:56 PM||14743 views||16 times favorited||17 comments|
My son, Adam,was home for spring break. When he got here he said he wanted to build a dining table for his apartment he shares with 3 other boys. THEY DON’T HAVE A TABLE TO EAT ON. However, he was in his car. No way to transport a piece of furniture that big. Then I thought about the pocket hole jig I got for Xmas last year. That would be a PERFECT solution. He could build something that, when disassembled, would fit into his trunk. So, I designed him a simple table such that all the parts would fit into his trunk. We went down to Home Depot and spent $40 dollars on cheap construction lumber, SPF 2×4s , some Douglas Fir fence posts and some 1”x10”x8’ pine. Maybe another $5 on some pocket hole screws. BINGO! In about 4 days of Adam working on this, off and on, with a little guidance from me, he built a nice little table. Plenty big enough to seat 4 boys. The pictures show a few stages of the construction. Note in the pictures showing the completed table, YOU CAN’T SEE ANY SCREWS! That’s one of the great things about pocket hole joints. THERE INVISIBLE! And this thing was ROCK SOLID when complete. I was a little worried about stability. That was misplaced. Adam decided to wait and apply a finish when he gets back to Abilene. You can see how all the pieces fit into his trunk. I love this jig!
-- Vic Rice