|Forum topic by Ike||posted 11-21-2007 06:49 PM||1618 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
11-21-2007 06:49 PM
First off, I would like to say hi, and thank you for the welcome. I stumbled across the site while in the process of looking for lumber on the internet, and I’m quite glad I did.
I have ton’s of questions, very amateurish questions, that I didn’t know where to post and ask, so I have put them on the back burner. The main question is, and I know this is a big debate, is a card scraper worth the investment, and will it create better finishes than sandpaper/orbital sanders?
But, the real reason I started this thread is to ask what you all thought of my coffee table design. It is just a quick mock up from sketch up, but it does give some good basic ideas, other than fastening it all together.
The table dimension I have decided upon is a 5’x2’x1.5’ (or 60”x24”x18”) with a pull out drawer. My decision problem is that I can’t decide if I want the table to have a bottom shelf or not.
here it is with
and here it is w/o
also, would you personally do a pass with the router around the top edge (and which bit would you suggest) or leave it nice and square? I do have a little one running about, so rounding edges is a plus. I would just like to again mention, this is my first wood working project ever (other than fence building which hardly counts), but I don’t want it to be my last.
thank you in advanced,
edit: i just realized that it cuts off the picture of the coffee table, so if you want to see the whole picture, go to http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2/ikeray/ctws.jpg and http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2/ikeray/ctwos.jpg.
-- Ike, Houston,Tx