|Project by ChipOffTheOldBlock||posted 10-31-2013 04:43 PM||1053 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This is one of my first projects that I made for my wife. It’s more of a decorative piece because we just use it as sort of a centerpiece of our coffee table.
My wife loves the look of distressed wood, so that was the aim of this project. I used 3/4 plywood for the base, pine for the sides, and rope for the handles. I used butt end joinery since I wanted sort of a rugged look but also because I was a little too intimated to attempt any advanced joinery at that point.
Once sanded, glued, and assembled with a pin nailer, I painted the piece black. Next, used some kind of off white spray paint and then sanded intentionally unevenly, including some abrasive scuffs, for the distressed look. I sealed the tray with clear gloss lacquer.
Overall, I was happy with it since my wife was. Not really a technically sound woodworking project but a lot of fun and we enjoy it.
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