2x4 End Of Summer Challenge
Smallish coffee/end table built with nothing but 2x4s. Its for a friend in Tennessee who always wants me to visit and build him and his lady some furniture. Of course there are dowels and biscuits to help keep everything straight. A few ended up showing and that was a mistake on my part. I didnt have a stop collar for the drill bit. After many holes the tape marking the depth moves further and further. Dang!!!! The table was designed after seeing many Nakashima pieces and other professionals building similar pieces inspired by his.
The top doweled and glued douglas fir and wrapped twice with pine. Mitered corners gave the best results. The pine outlining the mid section is biscuited for added strength.
Basically all the pieces that are glued up were doweled. Took quite a bit of time but working with 2x4s can be a daunting task.
Each piece is then mortised in place. There are no screws or nails used at all. I need practice with joinery so i figured this table would help do just that. Unfortunately nothing is super precise but the table is functional.
Its nice to know almost all the contractors here. Plenty of free 2x4s. Hell yea
cut to rough length
squarin up some edges on ye olde jointer
drill me baby!!!!! dowel me baby!!!!!
not the best doweling jib but meh, it works
shoulda used long dowels and left it with this look
sorta sketched some prelim ideas after milling the stock i had at first
got some more free 2x4s
some slice action. should have changed the blade. using a 3tpi 1" blade was not the best. but hell, changing a 152.5" blade is a pain after working all day. plus i was lazy
the result???? my last name initial.
had to shave my legs.....errr uhh leg
staring at a bubble. this was by far the easiest part ive ever done.
musta stared at that bubble for about 10 minutes straight. i had like 10 beers.
ahhh thats the other leg i was gonna shave
some stain action. friend wanted it dark so dark it shall be.
one coat of behlen solar lux dye in van dyke brown and then a van dyke brown glaze over the top
the result??? not so ugly ass 2x4
knock it apart and ship this bitch out of my life forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
currently sitting in my house. i need money to ship it. i have to endure the pain of looking at it everyday in pieces.
my current coffee table is a POS veneered with 1/16" aluminum. perfect for cleaning guns! happy face