One last project before we close out 2020 delivered. Our friends at Elevate Insurance were in need of a conference table to match the other pieces we created for them. Using 2X6 and 1X6 premium pine, we created this 8′ X 35″ V-legged Table. We …
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My Beautiful Bride, Merideth, and I celebrate 18 years of marriage this year, June 22nd to be exact (almost 25 together). For our anniversary I made this LOVE Knick-Knack shelf to accompany her Cow painting and display her Willow Tree Figurines. The Build was quite …
Good Afternoon on this Day of COVID-19 Quarantine! I hope your day is well.
We are still busy at the lol Twine and Tumbleweeds. This past week, I took some time to make a little something for the beautiful lady in my life. She has always wanted a small trunk or blanket box, to help keep our living room looking nice and also provide an additional sitting area.
Of course with her direction on specs, I got started! beginning with the base frame, which is actually made from pine 2X4s planed down to 1 1/4″ thickness. I 45ed the ends and cut 4 supports for the corners. Glued all ends together and secured them with 2″ 6-Lobe Drive Steel Pro Trim Wood Screw
After the base, I started on the sides, I Cut all pieces to a hight of 16″ I cut the small side to a width of 16″ and the long side to a length of 36″. A quick Dado on the short sides and some Gorilla Wood Glue and screw to hold them together.
After attaching the sides together I added it to the base. I raced it out and pre-drilled pilot holes again using the 2″ Lobe screws
Next came the red oak 2″ trim pieces. All cut to there respective lengths then glued on and air stapled from behind, using 1/2″ Staples and Lots of clamps. I am really a big fan of these Masterforce, F Clamps I used a variety of sizes from 12″ – 36″.
This part took a couple of days to complete, having to do one side at a time.
Next Came the lid. More gluing! and Clamping, a little bit of ingenuity to keep things straight, this also took a couple of days as I had to do the sides first before gluing on the front. no nails were used in the making of this lid.
After gluing I got out the old hand planer and cleaned up some raised edges and excess glue that inevitably comes with any project I do.
I attached the lid with some standard black swing clamps routering out a spot so they will sit flush. On the inside, I added a set of National Hardware® Antique Brass Spring Lid Supports to keep the lid up when open. I did a quick sand all over and turned it over to the Twine and Tumbleweed stain and paint department.
I will send a link over to the T and T blog so you can check out the paint job when it’s available!
Happy Monday Everyone!!!!
What fun build we have going on!
As you follow us here a Diaries of Craftsman and at Twine and Tumbleweeds you know we are in constant remodel mode. This my friends is the reality of home construction. Chaos, dust, tools everywhere but I estimate we have finished probably about 75% of our “older bi-level home”. So no surprise, we are currently working on our living room to get ready for the holidays.
This piece is one that Merideth has wanted in our living room for a while. Our very own custom Farmhouse style coffee table. Made with a variety of woods and sizes we wanted the sides to match our island X base we installed earlier this year
I finished the bottom with straight pine planks. The top was put together in an opposing arrow fashion. I used Pine, Alder, and Hickory boards glued and air nailed from underneath. the edges were finished off with planed pine wood.
We wanted to keep the same color stain as our kitchen island but with a bit more character on top and shelf. White was too much, gray was boring! I ended up staining, then applying a wash of Dixie Belle chalk paint in sawmill gravy, grey and then dark wax here and there. It’s a lovely muted mix of tones on top that will hide dust and imperfections. We don’t feel guilty putting our feet on it either!!
It is a perfect piece for our home and compliments or new fireplace build (post to come soon!). The Furbabies really enjoy the space between them!