table and bench set

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Project by pdegreyt posted 07-09-2012 04:30 PM 1169 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a great project, I love to build. The challenge for this project was that it had to come apart and be able to fit in medium sized car and it had be cost effective. I have build three so far and ever time I build them I learn a better way to build this project, this has also to do with the fact that I get better tools and more experience every time I build them, considering I started out with nothing more and a jigsaw, a handsaw, and a grinder. I have since moved up a little from the stone knives and bear skins, and am now using better tools. I have also found out that carbon paper is my friend, it helps me in getting a perfect copy of my design on all of my pieces. This project is build out doug fir 2 by material, that makes the project affordable for my clients. I would like to build this set in oak, but I will have to find a source of oak in my area that doesn’t cost an arm, a leg, and then some and meets all of the requirements for this project. Who knows right?

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#1 posted 07-10-2012 12:51 AM

Cool projects. You really have to use different approach when it has to be taken down and re assembled.
You did good!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-10-2012 04:40 AM

thanks Jim, this was very interesting since my prototype had a wobble problem I was a little concerned, but it was a problem I was able to fix when I made these for my customers. Most people would have put pen in the middle bar, but those things get lost, so I had to be very creative to be able to put these guys together

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