Dorothy Bauer Table November 27th, 2018 - 02:28:05
I finally reached a point where I'd rather pay for the materials for a project then get them for free, plus the cost of effort. Today I'll be building a rustic coffee table with storage. My wife and I have a dear friend who just moved into a very small apartment in which storage space is at an absolute premium, we're over at her house the other day, and it became apparent that something that would be very helpful to her would be to Have a small table of some sort with some storage space in it. So that's what I'm gonna be building she likes the whole rustic thing. You know barn, wood and pallet, wood and stuff like that. So I thought that's perfect.
I can build this project for nothing after most of an evening spent trying to disassemble just one of the three pallets generously donated to me by a good friend of mine. I decided that enough was enough. You see this is how far I got. I ruined two metal cutting jigsaw, blades and well. I wasn't able to get the doggone thing apart. The wood is just soft enough that you can't pry on it because the nail heads will pull right through and they'll break. So I bit the bullet and for 27 bucks I got what's the equivalent of three pallets worth of boards, and this is cedar fence, pickets, perfect. Alright, let's see how this worked out for us.
If it's not obvious, I put all this weight on here because want to put the clamps on the whole thing was trying to blow up just because the edges of these boards are not properly joined, so there's there's a little bit of variance in them. So this was a good way to he'll hold everything down. This is just going to the bottom of the of the compartment, the storage compartment. Anyhow, though, it wasn't the ultra-critical first time, I've ever used an anvil in woodworking project Wow. It was a big spider. Oh, did you see that man? I hope I got that thing on video? Well, that's a problem.
I need to go ahead and trim all the ends of this flush because, as I was building it and putting things in the center of the board, they all kind of got a little bit different length and whatnot. So I want to. I want them square. The problem is: here's my short one this - and this is my short ones here and if, regardless of what saw use, if it's a handsaw or jigsaw or whatever, if I try to cut right straight down along there eventually at some point, my saw is gonna Kick out and not want to not want to carry it, because I'm not cutting off very much here and especially not right here, there's really not enough to make a good saw serf to hold my saw where it needs to be so.