|Project by Davidramsey03||posted 07-23-2008 05:17 AM||1114 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This was my first furniture project. And I did the whole thing in my apartment and a little on the patio. Not a recommended idea. I will be relocating my tools to my Father-in-law’s garage very soon.
That said, I think it came out nicely.
Wood – CHEAP knotty pine from home depot (2×4s, 1×4s, and a little bit of trim)
Time Taken: 3 days to build, 1 week to finish.
Tools used: Drill, Miter Saw, (and a little cheating. I drew up the plans on paper, laid it out like the sheets were sold, and had home depot use their panel saw to cut all the big pieces for me, since I don’t have a table saw.)
Finishing: 3 coats of Minwax bombay mahogany stain and urethane all-in-one thing, rubbed on with cotton rags. I wanted this to be quite a bit darker when it was done, but I don’t really know what to do differently to make that happen.
Sorry for the sideways pictures. I wasn’t aware they all needed to be taken Landscape format.
Any ideas or helpful criticism well appreciated.
Also, if anyone wants the plans for this, I can find them and send to you, as this was my own design.