End Table charging station

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Project by TimTucker posted 01-19-2016 04:58 PM 1616 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Small end table I made to try to organize chargers, remotes, and game controllers.

Cedar finished with pure tung oil. This was my first time trying tung oil and I definitely learned a lot: I now have a pretty good understanding of both why people seem to love and hate it.

Tree trunk legs didn’t go with the piece as well as I’d hoped. I think the cabinet was just too deep for shorter legs to look right. Someday maybe I’ll go ahead and make some matching square cedar legs and use these for something else.

Included some photos from the process of cutting the legs. Here’s what I did (might be of use to someone else):
1. Cut one end of each leg as close to square as possible, leaving each a little long
2. Trace the outline of each leg on a backer board
3. Predrill countersunk holes from the top of the backer for the legs and from the bottom of the backer to attach to the table
4. Screw the legs into the backer
5. Attach a board to my miter saw stand as a stop
6. Use clamping squares attached to the backer to keep the legs perpendicular to the miter stand
7. Wedge a small board underneath the leg for support
8. Cut the leg to length
9. Flip the backer over and repeat steps 6-8 to cut the other leg.
10. Attach the backer to the bottom of the table

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#1 posted 02-19-2016 01:28 PM

I think square cedar legs would be a great choice if you ever get around to it. I’ve not had much luck with tree
limbs myself whenever I try to work them into something. Oh well -

-- Mat

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