Newbie woodworker here. Not sure where I want to go with woodworking, but I've always enjoyed challenging my mechanical ineptitude. Anyway, I always liked doing things with my hands. As a Production Engineer, I can point at some stats and say I caused that ... but when I was a pipefitter, I could point at piping systems I installed on an aircraft carrier when Reagan was president, and say I built that ... and it's still operational and will continue so until that carrier is retired.
Wanted to build some deck furniture. Not the generic Adirondack chair & table, but something a tad bit different. I built a prototype chair I liked, then decided to build a matching table. Now I will modify the chair a bit and build six more. The table has taken more time than expected (like most endeavors, huh?). It's a mild variation of a farmhouse table made of treated lumber and employs the same 10° leg angles I used on the chair.
Need to stain (oil) the apron boards, then final assembly will occur on our deck. Then the top will be screwed down (pocket-holes underneath), along with the 3 contrasting boards which look uneven because they're not secured yet. The 2x4s on the garage floor allow me to slide the base longitudinally and tilt it upright without the abrasiveness of the concrete eating away at the table legs.
I'll post more pix when the chairs are underway & the table is on deck.
Everything works out in the end. If it's not working, you're not at the end.
Last edited by hoowasat; 05-10-2020 at 08:02 PM.