LumberJocks

Makeup Table for Daughter

  • Advertise with us
Project by Gator posted 01-01-2013 02:44 PM 846 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The inspiration for this table came from one I saw on this site built by renners
There are a lot of “firsts” for me on this project, and I struggled a bit but managed to get it finished without too many “design changes” along the way. The material used is red oak & walnut, with a wipe on poly finish. The top is baltic birch covered with a laminate so any spillage of nail polish, etc would not damage the finish if I had gone with a solid wood top. The center of the top lifts up to reveal a storage compartment for her “stuff”, and a 16”x20” mirror so she can get the paint on straight..LOL. The top is banded with walnut as are the tips of the tapered legs. Her room has a leopard theme, so the brown laminate & walnut matched the colors, and I covered the seat cushion with a leopard print to try and tie it all together.

The firsts,
Mortice & Tenon joinery
Contrasting material tipped tapered legs
Upholstering

There were a few things I would have done a bit differently, but all in all it serves the purpose, and she loves it, so that makes it a succes.

As always comments and critics welcome.

Happy new Year everyone.

Gator

-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.





6 comments so far

View whitebeast88's profile

whitebeast88

3572 posts in 914 days


#1 posted 01-01-2013 03:53 PM

great table,it turned out great and it’s something she can be proud of for a long time to come.
one day i’d like to try mortise and tenon,looks like yours turned out well.
thanks for sharing!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112538 posts in 2301 days


#2 posted 01-01-2013 04:33 PM

Good build it looks super.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View saverio's profile

saverio

3 posts in 708 days


#3 posted 01-01-2013 05:25 PM

Looks great…...Professional. I know where your coming from with all the “first”. I’m in the process of making my 10yr old boy a chess board. Had one “small” problem and had to give it to him half finished for Christmas. But back on track. I’m sure your daughter will cherish this set forever.

View choppertoo's profile

choppertoo

297 posts in 2036 days


#4 posted 01-01-2013 07:01 PM

Love it when a project includes the first time using a technique and comes out so nicely. It looks great, I’m sure your daughter will love it!

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Beginningwoodworker

13347 posts in 2396 days


#5 posted 01-01-2013 08:34 PM

Nice looking table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11343 posts in 899 days


#6 posted 01-02-2013 04:01 PM

Great looking table and chair! She will enjoy it for a long time. Nice job for a first. Keep it up!

—www.sawblade.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase