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…in progress. This time I decided to make some furniture. Obviously there is nobody around who could help me in this – or who could is just not affordable for me, so after some research I decided to make my tables for myself. FYI I have NEVER ever made tables.

So I did the design and get the pieces. Some of them could be cut at hardware store, some of them – the legs – were just too thick, so I had to do it on my own, by hand and a 9 dollar saw.

 

This is my workshop. Not bad for one person, but I have to squeeze my ideas too.. 🙂

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And this the parts of the very ambitious plan.

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If someone want to build it:

1 tabletop (24 x 48)

4 legs (3 x 3 x 24) – if you are taller you can leave it slightly longer.

3 short pieces for the frame: (1 x 4 x 20) (Interesting fact: the pieces are NEVER the same as it is written on the label. My one inch thick piece was 3/4)

2 long pieces for the frame (1 x 4 x 44)

+ get a bunch of screw, a drill and wood glue.

I just put it together, just to see, if the measurements are OK or not.

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As it seems fine, I start to assemble.

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The frame is done.

 

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Then the legs. NOt only glue, but screws as well.

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The frame is done with the legs assembled.

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I added a little extra pieces on the sides, so my precious tools not gonna fall down and break.

 

 

 

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This is the bottom of the desk. That little piece will hold the tabletop in its place, but it will be still removable.

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Tomorrow I will post pics from the ready made desk.

The next plan is a cutting table, but I don’t know when.

 

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