Monthly Archives: May 2018

Coffee and End Table Project (Part 5)

Finished the legs of the coffee and end tables on Monday. They are not quite finished. I need to sand then and do something about the ends.

The Ends of the Legs

The ends of the legs are hollow and, in the case of the coffee tables, will be exposed. Therefore, I have to plug them. I estimated that these holes would be 1.5 inches square, which they are and I could glue up 2 pieces of ¾ plywood together and rip them to size. However, ¾ plywood isn’t ¾ inches thick, so I have to figure something out.

Filler Option

I thought about sandwiching thin strips of wood between the plywood to make it thicker. I even started to glue up one, but tonight I thought of a better idea.

Pinwheel Option

The new plan is to cut ¾ plywood into strips and poke it in the holes to form a pinwheel pattern. This will leave a small hole in the middle, which I will fill with a small peg.

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Coffee and End Table Project (Part 4)

I have started work on the legs for my coffee and end table project today. While there was progress, it was not as much as I hoped.
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Coffee and End Table Project (Part 3)

I spend the day in the shed making the plywood components for the coffee and end tables that I am building for Po. Because of the nature of the project and the small size of the shed, I had to plan my cuts carefully.
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Coffee and End Table Project (Part 2)

My shipment of wood arrived this morning. It consisted of a sheet of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) that I will use to make the draws and 3 sheets of oak plywood.
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Coffee and End Table Project (Part 1)

My major woodworking project for this summer is a coffee and end tables that I promise Po that I would build 2 or 3 years ago. With the hardware store schedule to deliver the wood tomorrow, let me fill you in on some of the features of my project.
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