So after the workbench was done, the next project was to re-do our kitchen table.
Once again, I used Google Sketch to put my designs into action. By the way, it always helps to draw it out on paper first. I think of 3D sketching as thinking through the build process. If I try to brainstorm or sketch in 3D land than I don’t make any progress and just get frustrated. But if I draw it on paper first (usually many variations) and then come up with a plan, then 3d sketching is a ton of fun as it feels like “practicing” the actual build.
Here’s the kitchen table sketchup:
I have a ton of fun doing this, btw. My wife saved me from a mistake – I originally had the table legs set closer together by a whole foot. I thought it would make sense to have more overhang with the table. But I’m glad she suggested to keep the legs towards the edge – it looks and feels much better in real life that way.
So without further ado, here’s the photos from this build, plus the finished product!
A few fun facts: the support beam in the middle was per my wife’s request. She said growing up their table had a beam like that going down the middle and she would alway put her feet on it while sitting at the table. She wanted to do that again, so ta-da, we now have one too! I admit, it is nice to have a place for your feet to go while sitting at a table.
Next fun fact, I screwed up one of the legs (hard to see in the photos) by beveling one of them. I had this last minute crazy idea that a beveled table leg would look good. Instead, it made our table look like it had a pegged leg on one side – like a pirate does 😀 haha – though my wife wasn’t very happy with the fact that we now have a table with 1 beveled leg and 3 straight ones. (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻
This update is long overdue, but I wanted to talk about the workbench that we finished building. We actually finished it in March of 2017 – almost a year ago! Since then I’ve done a few other projects, and have really been getting into woodwork. I have a long way to go and I wouldn’t say I’m a pro, but I’ve been happy with the result and the journey of making things has been a lot of fun. I’ll write about the other projects I’ve done in the next couple of days (serious).
Currently I’m thinking of a new project, which has been inspired by my kids (twin 2-year olds) who keep getting into our bed stand drawers, pulling everything out and even breaking things such as my phone charger. This new bed stand idea I have will have a special way to open the drawer that only adults should be able to figure out, and I also want to incorporate an embedded wireless phone charger so I don’t have to bother plugging in my phone at night.
I don’t have any drawings of that yet, but here are the photos from the workbench build back in March 2017…
Next up, the Kitchen table… I’ll write about that in another post.