Thorsen Table Challenge #2: the next entry

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Blog entry by roundabout22 posted 05-13-2007 12:01 AM 1085 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, the state mandated testing is over, so now I have a little more time on my hands. I have been working on the table. As of right now the legs are sized as are the approns. Currently I’m trying to figure out how to incorporate a hidden drawer. It is giving me a harder time than it should.

I also have to figure out what I’m going to do for the shelf. As I was at my parents house last weekend delivering my dad’s table (which he loved it by the way) I was helping in his shop. In the scrap bin I found these:

So now I have to decide which will work best, the shelf I’ve already started on and is almost finished or one of the above boards.

-- remember always measure once and cut twice

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#1 posted 05-13-2007 12:48 AM

So what is the wood that is in these boards. They almost look like Aromatic Cedar.

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#2 posted 05-13-2007 01:02 AM

Great looking wood to make a Thorsen table from. Looking to see more.

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#3 posted 05-13-2007 03:11 AM

woo hoo. This is going to be beautiful

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#4 posted 05-13-2007 04:35 AM

Karson you’ve got a good eye. The story behind it (I’m told) is that my dad mentioned to my uncle he was building cedar chests. Well my uncle said there’s plent of cedar trees on my ranch cut down as many as you can. (Cedar sucks up a lot of water, so ranchers don’t like them). So my dad went up with his chainsaw and the rest is history

I was told by my wife, that “I” want to stick with the original shelf. I’ll have to find another use for this Cedar.

-- remember always measure once and cut twice

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#5 posted 05-13-2007 01:28 PM

lol well I’m glad to hear that you realized what “you” wanted to do prior to wasting your time building it according to your first thoughts haha

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