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The whole reason I joined Lumberjocks was because I wanted to get some information about the Thorsen Table Challenge. After spending countless hours here I decided I better at least attempt a table.

SWMBO said that I could only build a table if the wood choice matched the bedroom furniture (The Wife's Dresser). So sorry Obi, but it is going to be made out of pine. I decided to add some Cedar for a contrasting wood




Just to do something different I went with a brick laid pattern.


This is the top glued up and the bread board ends attached, along with the aprons and a few other pieces.

Unfortunately as a school teacher I have to start getting my students ready for the end of year testing. That's going to take up a lot of my time for the next couple weeks, so I don't know how much more I'll get done for awhile.
 

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It's a start

The whole reason I joined Lumberjocks was because I wanted to get some information about the Thorsen Table Challenge. After spending countless hours here I decided I better at least attempt a table.

SWMBO said that I could only build a table if the wood choice matched the bedroom furniture (The Wife's Dresser). So sorry Obi, but it is going to be made out of pine. I decided to add some Cedar for a contrasting wood




Just to do something different I went with a brick laid pattern.


This is the top glued up and the bread board ends attached, along with the aprons and a few other pieces.

Unfortunately as a school teacher I have to start getting my students ready for the end of year testing. That's going to take up a lot of my time for the next couple weeks, so I don't know how much more I'll get done for awhile.
Pine or not… Looks good
 

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It's a start

The whole reason I joined Lumberjocks was because I wanted to get some information about the Thorsen Table Challenge. After spending countless hours here I decided I better at least attempt a table.

SWMBO said that I could only build a table if the wood choice matched the bedroom furniture (The Wife's Dresser). So sorry Obi, but it is going to be made out of pine. I decided to add some Cedar for a contrasting wood




Just to do something different I went with a brick laid pattern.


This is the top glued up and the bread board ends attached, along with the aprons and a few other pieces.

Unfortunately as a school teacher I have to start getting my students ready for the end of year testing. That's going to take up a lot of my time for the next couple weeks, so I don't know how much more I'll get done for awhile.
Looking good, Make the students pay for causing you to miss out on all of the good stuff.
 

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It's a start

The whole reason I joined Lumberjocks was because I wanted to get some information about the Thorsen Table Challenge. After spending countless hours here I decided I better at least attempt a table.

SWMBO said that I could only build a table if the wood choice matched the bedroom furniture (The Wife's Dresser). So sorry Obi, but it is going to be made out of pine. I decided to add some Cedar for a contrasting wood




Just to do something different I went with a brick laid pattern.


This is the top glued up and the bread board ends attached, along with the aprons and a few other pieces.

Unfortunately as a school teacher I have to start getting my students ready for the end of year testing. That's going to take up a lot of my time for the next couple weeks, so I don't know how much more I'll get done for awhile.
Glad to have you in the challenge. Looking good.
 

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It's a start

The whole reason I joined Lumberjocks was because I wanted to get some information about the Thorsen Table Challenge. After spending countless hours here I decided I better at least attempt a table.

SWMBO said that I could only build a table if the wood choice matched the bedroom furniture (The Wife's Dresser). So sorry Obi, but it is going to be made out of pine. I decided to add some Cedar for a contrasting wood




Just to do something different I went with a brick laid pattern.


This is the top glued up and the bread board ends attached, along with the aprons and a few other pieces.

Unfortunately as a school teacher I have to start getting my students ready for the end of year testing. That's going to take up a lot of my time for the next couple weeks, so I don't know how much more I'll get done for awhile.
Thank for entering the race. I think you should make it on time. About 5 weeks yet. I like the brick parquet.
 

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It's a start

The whole reason I joined Lumberjocks was because I wanted to get some information about the Thorsen Table Challenge. After spending countless hours here I decided I better at least attempt a table.

SWMBO said that I could only build a table if the wood choice matched the bedroom furniture (The Wife's Dresser). So sorry Obi, but it is going to be made out of pine. I decided to add some Cedar for a contrasting wood




Just to do something different I went with a brick laid pattern.


This is the top glued up and the bread board ends attached, along with the aprons and a few other pieces.

Unfortunately as a school teacher I have to start getting my students ready for the end of year testing. That's going to take up a lot of my time for the next couple weeks, so I don't know how much more I'll get done for awhile.
Thanks for the kind comments.

You know Karson some days I almost (ALMOST) wish they would let us use corpral punishment in schools.

Oh well, that's what having a shop is for right. To help relax and unwind.
 

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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.
 

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

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

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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.
woo hoo. This is going to be beautiful
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
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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