|Project by Mark55||posted 02-11-2014 07:32 PM||2004 views||15 times favorited||13 comments|
I try not to throw any lumber away nowadays because it is so expensive. I just finished up a couple cabinet jobs and had a ton of small pieces of plywood. So I decided to make a couple end tables and a coffee table by just stacking up the scrap pieces and cutting them out on the band saw.
When I glued it up I tacked it together as I glued it with some short brads so when I clamped it they would not slide apart. I was careful of the location of the brads so I wouldn’t hit them with the band saw. The tops are also laminated plywood.
I really liked the shape of the end table frames but after I cut them out realized it was very vulnerable and could break on a lamination under stress. So to fix that I mortised in a 3/4 inch slot in the back and glued in a solid wood back bone so to speak.
I also had some hand made tiles someone gave me a few years ago . I could never figure out what to do with them so I mortised them in to the tops and now I don’t have to worry about them.
It was a fun project, it took a lot longer than I expected, I used a ton of glue, did a ton of sanding and had to fill many voids in the plywood veneers. But I got to use up my scraps and make something different.
-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com