|Project by MichaelT77||posted 02-09-2014 12:48 AM||1454 views||18 times favorited||4 comments|
This isn’t much to look at, but it’s functional, so I’m calling it done.
I made the table from a quarter sheet of 3/4” plywood. It has been a while since I bought any of this birch plywood. Looks nice, but it’s rather expensive ($20 for a quarter sheet). The drawers are made from 1/2” birch plywood ($15 for a quarter sheet). The drawer bottoms are 1/4” plywood that I had on hand. Pocket screws to hold the table together (no glue). The drawers are glued (no screws). I’m using a pair of my wife’s earrings for drawer pulls.
Dimensions of the top surface: 12”x20”. The drawers extend to the back, and they’re 6” deep.
The drawers are a little tight. They slide OK now, but it’s in the dead of winter. I may have to pound them out with a hammer this summer, and make new drawers.
This, of course, uses the homemade style of T-track. The fence is a couple pieces of oak, glued and screwed to an L-shape, and squared on a jointer. There’s room in the middle for the sacrificial pieces.
I fashioned keys to hold the mounting surface in place. Along with the 10” bolt, the table is very secure and stable.
I may revisit this and add false drawer fronts and 3/4” wide strips to hide some of the plywood edge. At that time, maybe I’ll turn some knobs on the lathe.
Actually, they’re shower curtain rings.
-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA