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Due to hormones running rampant as the 2009 Winter Awards deadline fast approached, my planned entry is now sitting in the trash wondering what the heck just happened!
And so, with just a couple hours to go I have decided to “cheat” and enter my Side Table as my entry for the secret compartment category. The hidden pouch formed by the leather, holds.. well, I’m not going to tell you—but nobody knows it is there!!! haha
(here is the write-up from my original posting)
Inspired by the beautiful table featured in the Popular Woodworking Magazine I decided to take my skills to a whole new level and attempt to build a table.
I joined the Lumberjocks group just three months ago and prior to that the only thing I had done in the area of woodworking was use a drill and a hammer, although the hammering left something to be desired.
Since I first joined this group I have been inspired, challenged, and supported by the members here to try new things, to practice, and to keep moving forward! Just two weeks ago I made my first official “box” and here I am today with a table!!!
I didn’t grow the willow tree – I have to thank Mother Nature for that.
I didn’t cut the old tree down – I have to thank a family member for that.
And I didn’t saw the wood into boards – I have to thank Rick for that.
But everything else, is of my own doing.
The Design Adaptations
Working with the small pieces of wood that I had (the 20 year old logs from our firewood pile were only a foot in length) and using my limited skills at power tools – using the mitre saw and drum sander – as well as having a limited knowledge base of “how to’s” ... I was restricted as to what my table would look like.
I chose to make the bottom shelf a tray instead of just a shelf, giving it more functionality. I also chose to hinge the table top, providing a storage space underneath to hold plant fertilizer and planting tools, again making the table multi-functional.
Under-the-lid storage: the bottom of this (secret) “box” area is a piece of leather.
The Learning Curve
I won’t repeat myself here, as I have shared my progress in my Blog.
I have made a table! I have made a table that is stable!! I have made a table that looks beautiful in my living room. And I am very pleased.
(And… it has a SECRET COMPARTMENT)
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)