|Project by HokieMojo||posted 09-01-2008 06:20 AM||2480 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Here is a picture of a sidetable I built. I needed something that was low enough that is wouldn’t obstruct a wall sconce, narrow enough that it would fit along our oddly shaped wall, not too deep so that it won’t take up too much square footage, and red enough to match our vanity. This is what I came up with.
On this project I learned:
how to make box joints
how to make wipe on poly
subtleties of working with oak
how to build drawers (not quite perfect thought)
One thing I wish I had known was that the drawers are not long enough to be very useful. The table is reversible though. Drawers on one side, towel bar on the other. As you can see, we use the towel bar side anyway.
One more thing to note on this project is the finish. I used Minwax Polyshades. It is a tinted Poly. I wouldn’t use it again for raw wood, but I was trying to match a color. I do think the product has its place though. I’ll try to post a review at some point because if used for the correct application, I could see this being very helpful. If you just use it to skip a step (staining), you will probably regret it.
I hope you like the pictures. If I think of anything else, I’ll add it in the comments section.