|Project by Tom Pritchard||posted 12-27-2013 01:02 AM||3953 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
My neighbor is one of the coaches for a local high school. He asked me back in this past summer to see if I could make him a small conference style table that can be put into their coaches office. The table top is made from 40 plus 2×2 inch pine boards. This was the worst part of making it. I only have a 12 inch planer and the 2×2’s would bend, warp, etc. after gluing together I had to run each 12” section through the planer and than later glue those sections together. After having many hours of planning, scraping and routing the top I was finally able to prepare top for painting.
On the design, I made the design layout with Corel Draw. The scale of the layout is 1/16th scale of a regulation high school basketball court. At my work place I printed out the design full size on the 36” white paper printer. Next step was to add painters tape in all the areas where the design areas are. From my template I used a sharp knife to cut out the shapes. This cut through the template and tape leaving a place to paint. Finally I added gloss polyurethane in several layers with buffing with steel wool between each coat. table size is 37” wide x 60” long and standard table height. My neighbor is really liking the results. I’m hoping he doesn’t want another one.
-- Tom in Madison, Indiana