|Project by Builder_Bob||posted 10-09-2012 12:31 AM||2712 views||8 times favorited||14 comments|
Just finished a coffee table for my daughter to have in her new apartment. We designed it in Sketch-up and fussed with the design until it was just right.
I smoothed the top with a hand plane, my first time for this and it was quite satisfying! Gel stain was another first, I liked that too. Actually this is the first time I have been happy with the outcome of a finish on cherry.
I designed the drawers to open from either side, something I have done before. This time I attached a metal disc to the side of the drawer at the midpoint and fixed a magnet to the table as shown. The drawer feels like it has reached a stop when the magnet snaps onto the disc, and keeps the drawer from overshooting the center and popping out the other side.
-- "The unexpected, when it happens, generally happens when you least expect it."