Sunday, September 01, 2013

we got a couch and now we need end tables

recently we got our new couch and this basically means that we now need some end tables for it, since our existing ones neither match or look that great and they are getting a bit old.

At the same time our finacial situation also improved a little bit, which gave me the opportunity to buy some nice wood and build them myself. Since mahogany is quite expensive, we decide to build a small side table first. And if all works out, we will create a big one afterwards. If not we just buy some cheap poplar and stain it mahogany colored...

69$ of wood, it's not a lot, but enough for a single end table, which sells for the mid to high 300$

everything cut to size, sadly not precise 90 degree angles, since I still don't have a jointer

shaping the legs, I want that they all have a slopped angle 2" from the top

about 3/4 of an inch to remove with my fore plane, while trying to keep the correct slope

after roughing out the shape with the bandsaw, it time to finetune it with the rasps.

about 70% complete, just need to add the bottom shelf, sand it and apply a french finish.

time to cleanup the mess
now no internet for the next 4-7 days...