Workshop Projects #8: My Summers Woodworking 2x4 competition entry

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Blog entry by Serradura posted 05-24-2014 09:43 AM 2772 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Oh well, it was difficult to find a 2×4 in Portugal but… in the end we found two 2×2’s which we used to make little side / plant / coffee /ashtray tables. It’s all about making something out of a 2×4 by 8ft. (about 10×5x244) for the Summers Woodworking annual Creative 2×4 Competition.

It all started with the idea of making a little high table (to put a flowerpot on) but during the process proportions didn’t seem wright.
So we did what every designer / builder would do: chop it in half!

The result is two little tables, with the same leg construction but in complete different styles. No other materials were used except for 5 cm of 8mm threaded rod and a nut. (to attach the top from one of the tables). The only other material used is glue (and some paint).

The whole adventure took one day on the road looking for a 2×4, four days of sawing, steaming, bending, planing, sanding, gluing and waiting for that glue to dry. At the 47th cup of coffee we stopped counting.

Special thanks to Bernie and Peter for donating the 2×2’s and lending us the steamer. Visit the Summers Woodworking website and Youtube channel follow the adventures competition of the international woodworking community!

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-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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#1 posted 05-24-2014 10:27 AM

Very cool design. Hope you do well in the competition.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-24-2014 11:51 AM

Two really nice tables, great work. I especially like the steam bent legs. As usual, a great video, shows the entire build in an informative & creative manner. I always enjoy your videos, always enjoyable to watch.
Good luck with the contest.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 05-24-2014 03:29 PM

They turned out very nice. Good designs.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 05-24-2014 05:32 PM

Saw a smile on your face when it went together. A lot of effort went into this. Good luck!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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