|Project by Rob||posted 07-01-2008 06:16 AM||12161 views||4 times favorited||15 comments|
My wife asked me to make a table for the laundry room. It’s long enough to fit three baskets underneath with plenty of room up top for folding and stacking. It’s made from red oak and finished in a tung oil. This was my first attempt at mortise and tenon joinery and I think I’ve got the hang of it now after making 40 joints by hand. I know the table is strong because I dropped it in the shop from about three feet above the cement floor (by accident of course, I was moving it down from the horse)! Just a bit of damage to one of the feet – hardly noticable.
I know I said this table was for my wife, but let me just add for the record that I’m not a chauvinist pig; she just likes doing the laundry. I don’t get out of other housework unfortunately! Here is a picture of her happy to have her laundry table. You cant make it out in the picture but she is barefoot. Yes, barefoot and pregnant and ready to sort and fold (I have the best wife ever).
Thanks for looking! And thanks to all the LJ’s who gave me advice on tiling and finishing; much appreciated.