Simple Bedside Table #1: Started up

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-31-2018 07:08 AM 505 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Simple Bedside Table series Part 2: Leg work, and other jobs »

Wanted something to do, while I was waiting on parts for that bedframe project…While picking up lumber for the bed, I also picked a 1×10 x 4’, and a couple 1×4 x 4’ boards….just Pine, cheap ones from Menard’s….had to dig through and find the best in the bin….

Which left the problem of legs for the table….table didn’t NEED to be all that tall…..had a chunk of 2×10, about 29” long…..nasty mess in the center of the board…but, there was enough good wood along the outsides to get four blanks ripped out…and the nasty mess?

Yeah…don’t think it is work a whole lot…but it will look good in the firepit.

What was left….used the smaller mitre box to cut these down to 25” long….then ganged all four together,

And used the Stanley No. 8 to joint away the saw marks, they were a bit wavy..Mitre saw?

Give a nicer, squarer cut than this does..

Used it for the rip cuts, though. Accounts for the wavy cuts.

There was that 1×10 x 4’ plank…needed to cut it in the middle, to make two 1×10 x 24” blanks..

Same plane again, to joint all the edges….so I could sit one board on the other..

Once that happened, and no gaps, I could apply a bead of glue to one edge, moosh the other edge into the glue, sliding it side to side, until I feel the glue “stick”, then a few clamps and a caul..

Caul is just a block of scrap, held by the red c clamp..

The I laid out the two 1×4s..

To see where to cut to make a set of aprons..

Hmm, those will have to go… for the bed came in, had to let this sit a couple days..
Stay tuned…

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