Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Channelview, Tx
Thanks fellas. I am going to build an end table that will fit in the corner between our couch and love seat. The couch is against one wall and the love seat forms part of the walkway to the adjoining hall. A 24 x 30 inch end table will fill most of that area. Right now, we have an end table and a folding TV tray in that spot.
So, along with that end table, I am going to build something to sit on top of it against the wall that will house a power strip with USB ports. It will provide a resting point for charging cell phones, games, etc. Every time the grandkids come over, they have to recharge their stuff! The love seat is my spot and I keep a laptop at the ready.
So, I was thinking I would resaw the rough lumber, which won't be a lot, and use it to make the charging station. Time isn't a factor.
I guess I was thinking I would pass both sides across the jointer, then resaw by cutting it in half. I could then plane it down to make the half inch thickness.
I have planed 4/4 stuff to 5/8 inch and that makes a lot of shavings that are wasted. They wind up in the landfill.
Next trip to the lumber yard, I will check out the 6/4 stuff. I haven't decided what to use yet.
Thankfully, I don't have any pressing projects. Our kitchen remodel is complete, and I have just about finished the baby changing station for my daughter. She delivered a healthy baby boy yesterday - 8# 3 oz. I should delivery the changing table this coming weekend just in time to put it to good use.
Here is a sneak peek at the baby changing station. I still have 4 drawers to build. The drawer stock is ready to go.
Last edited by MT Stringer; 12-23-2014 at 08:58 PM.