First ever project. Side tables.

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Project by Texan_Carpenter posted 12-05-2016 06:20 PM 1017 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good day,

First project, and first project added to lumberjacks. Well let’s see, the wife wanted to buy some side tables and I decided to build them myself. I built two for the master room. First one was a bit of a disaster. I made so many rookie mistakes.

For example I did not know how to set up repetitive cuts, or even use a measuring tape properly. It short it was a first for a lot of things. First time installing drawer slides also. Second one was done much faster and built better.

Plans here

Overall dimensions are 26in x 19 1/2in x 19 1/2in

Anyways the first one was built with common board which was cheap, and oh boy that was a huge mistake. By looking at the picture you know the rest. Second was built with yellow pine and overall built experience was better. Wife and I tried several stains on sample wood, and I believe espresso was the one we used.

Looking forward to several more projects, so stay tuned. : )

-- Everything is dustier in the South!

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#1 posted 12-05-2016 08:06 PM

Nice job and welcome to LJ’s! No matter how many projects we’ve done, we were all in the same boat at one point! Keep up the great work

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#2 posted 12-06-2016 12:49 AM

always great to have new people joining in the fun,this may not be the best thing you will ever make but its the start of a great hobby and a way to save a lot of money making your own furniture.this is a great place to learn and get all your questions answered,let me say welcome and ill look forward to seeing more from you.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 12-06-2016 06:21 AM

Thank you guys, look forward to my next projects. Just browsing the projects and I am glad I joined LJ’s.

-- Everything is dustier in the South!

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#4 posted 12-06-2016 03:30 PM

you did a great job

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