Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I'm A Woodworking Newbie

Many of you know that I've been trying to get my house properly furnished for a while now. When we first moved into this house, we made due with the furniture each of us had from our separate apartments. None of it properly fit the layout of our home and none of it really blended well together.

Long story short, I've been able to find good deals on living room and dining room furniture, but I'm most proud of the fact that I've made a few pieces myself. Yes, I'm actually woodworking. I found free plans on Ana White's Blog and I've been deep in sawdust for the last few weeks.

I've never done any woodworking before so it was a challenge, but I was determined. I knew what I wanted, but the price tags for new pieces was way more than I wanted to spend. With a few tools and some time, here's what I came up with.

Interested in the details? 

Major Tools I used:
Dewalt DWE575 7 1/4" Lightweight Circular saw
Kreg K4MS Jig Master System
Random Orbital Sander
Powerdrill (I borrowed Hubby's)

The Finish
Coffee & Console Table
Bottom: White Interior Paint (Eggshell finish)
Top: Use a ratio of 1 part gray paint to 3 parts water. (2 coats and must dry completely b/w coats)
Everything: Varathane Clear Satin Polyurethane (3 coats)

Printer Stand
Minwax Red Mahogany stain
Clear Satin Polyurethane (3 coats)


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