|Project by DrPuk2U||posted 06-15-2013 07:24 PM||834 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
It’s hardly Chippendale, but it’s the first actual piece of furniture I made in my shop. I’ve built a number of other items (ramps, set of stairs, a number of tables and racks for the shop, etc.) but this is the first actual piece of furniture. Just a handy little stool or side table, depending on the occasion. Made out of mahogany.
True to my motto I made some truly dopey mistakes along the way but I finally got it done. The top was relatively easy – the cross pieces are dadoes into the stretcher. Never used a dado before. Tricky to get just the right width.
But the legs… boy it took me a lot work to figure out how to get them right. In the end they aren’t really right but by the time I figured out how to do them correctly, I was NOT going to throw out the legs and start over. So it is what is. A little footstool or side table.
Oh and I learned that those funky bolts with two heads where one threaded end fits into the shaft of the other are called Chicago Bolts. Who knew? Not me.
Now on to a bigger project, an entry-hall shoe bench.
-- Ric, Northern Illinois, "Design thrice, measure twice, cut once... slap forehead, start over"