|Project by MrJesse34||posted 07-12-2012 12:58 PM||818 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Second “real” woodworking project of mine. The first was an end table with the same finish on it as the top of the toy chest. The chest is leftover white pine flooring, cut down into the pieces I used to make the panels and the top. The panels themselves are 1/4” hardwood plywood that I had laying around. I don’t have a table saw or anything to make straight cuts with, all the cuts on this were done with a circular saw on sawhorses (all the square cuts) and the miter cuts were done with a hand miter box. I also got a good set of clamps halfway through, so some of the angles and jointed areas are a little loose (pre clamps). All joints are wooden dowels, with pine plugs since I had to paint over the area anyway. Painted with two coats of white paint on the bottom. The top is 3 joined pieces of the same pine, doweled and glued together. I had a little cupping in the middle of board of the top, hard to tell from the pics. Everything came out level despite the random tools and techniques I used. The finish on the top is Minwax pre stain wood conditioner, then about 30 minutes later I used English Chestnut stain from winwax. Wiped off after about 5 minutes. Finish is 4 coats of glossy polyeurethane, also Minwax brand. Hope you like!!