Simple Custom End Table for My Valentine

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Project by Tim Royal posted 02-15-2015 05:15 PM 1384 views 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a one day build for my beautiful wife of 32 years for Valentine’s Day. This build solves a unique space problem in our duplex’s living room. We have a large corner couch that leaves 8 inches between it and the door in exactly the spot that “belongs” to her.

I chose all re-purposed materials for this build. I began with some 5/4 oak from an old desktop that I ripped on the glue lines about a year ago and built a basic supporting box with luan plywood (in natural and black) with 3/4 Maple banding hand planed and sanded flush for contrast. The top has 5 coats of spray lacquer and the rest has 4.

Incidentally the spots on the floor from our recent rains would thoroughly embarrass my extremely clean Valentine… ssshhhh… don’t tell her!

-- -Tim Royal -"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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