I’ve run into a delay with this project but should be able to complete it tomorrow. Thanks for your patience.
The coffee table and two end tables below were designed and built for the living room in our home. They are a simple,somewhat Southwest design that can be built from any hardwood and even from just plain white pine. My wife had a basic idea of what she wanted for these tables and I made the drawings to be sure I understood what she wanted. This is always a good idea. Photo of tables below.
The instructions and details for these tables are lengthy so I will be dividing it into several pages. After I begin tomorrow I will link this post to the first page. Please return soon to check this out. It is an easy to build yet attractive set that has been in our living room for years.
As you have probably noticed I like to keep things simple and that means using simpler methods for my woodworking. I just posted a page about how I constructed drawers over many years with methods I still use today. The photo below is just one part of a desk I built for my wife years ago and it shows the closed drawers and one drawer open. You can check out how I built these drawers at Building Drawers – Simplified Methods.
Upcoming pages will cover how to measure the cabinet to determine the exact size of the drawer to fit the space and accommodate the drawer glides. I will also be covering how to make the drawer fronts as shown in the photo. Check back soon for additional details.
Just uploaded a new project to papa’s woodshop but one that has been around for years. It’s a great study desk for any student. Check it out by clicking HERE. You’ll find complete instructions and detailed drawings so you can build it yourself.
Just posted a new page with complete instructions for an oak and laminate top Foyer or Entrance Table. See the photo below and click HERE for the complete details.
Just added a page on Laminating tops and other surfaces. Part 1 covers the laminate basics HERE. Part 2 is coming soon and will cover laminating tools.
Just completed a new page about various methods to safely crosscut sheet of plywood. These methods also work for particle board and MDF (medium density fiberboard) but the extra weight (2 to 2 1/2 times heavier) makes these sheets much more difficult to handle. Check out all the details plus materials list and drawings for making a table saw cross cutting jig at http://papas-woodshop.com/index.php/cross-cutting/ .
I enjoy working with plywood sheets and use them to some extent for almost every cabinet or piece of furniture I build. As I’ve gotten old it has become more difficult to handle these large sheets, especially the 3/4 inch thick sheets that are really heavy. In my shop, before I retired from woodworking, I have a large table surrounding my table saw to make the cutting easier but carrying the sheets was still not fun. I come up with several methods to help make things easier and I’m sharing them HERE . Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.