Thorsen Table Challenge #2: the next entry

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by roundabout22 posted 2635 days ago 687 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: It's a start Part 2 of Thorsen Table Challenge series no next part

Well, the state mandated testing is over, so now I have a little more time on my hands. I have been working on the table. As of right now the legs are sized as are the approns. Currently I’m trying to figure out how to incorporate a hidden drawer. It is giving me a harder time than it should.

I also have to figure out what I’m going to do for the shelf. As I was at my parents house last weekend delivering my dad’s table (which he loved it by the way) I was helping in his shop. In the scrap bin I found these:

So now I have to decide which will work best, the shelf I’ve already started on and is almost finished or one of the above boards.

-- remember always measure once and cut twice

5 comments so far

View Karson's profile


34861 posts in 3003 days

#1 posted 2635 days ago

So what is the wood that is in these boards. They almost look like Aromatic Cedar.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

View oscorner's profile


4564 posts in 2914 days

#2 posted 2635 days ago

Great looking wood to make a Thorsen table from. Looking to see more.

-- Jesus is Lord!

View MsDebbieP's profile


18615 posts in 2763 days

#3 posted 2635 days ago

woo hoo. This is going to be beautiful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

View roundabout22's profile


89 posts in 2689 days

#4 posted 2635 days ago

Karson you’ve got a good eye. The story behind it (I’m told) is that my dad mentioned to my uncle he was building cedar chests. Well my uncle said there’s plent of cedar trees on my ranch cut down as many as you can. (Cedar sucks up a lot of water, so ranchers don’t like them). So my dad went up with his chainsaw and the rest is history

I was told by my wife, that “I” want to stick with the original shelf. I’ll have to find another use for this Cedar.

-- remember always measure once and cut twice

View MsDebbieP's profile


18615 posts in 2763 days

#5 posted 2634 days ago

lol well I’m glad to hear that you realized what “you” wanted to do prior to wasting your time building it according to your first thoughts haha

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase