We completed the project video on the couch table build. Below is a PDF with the project dimensions.
It has been a busy week building new couch tables. Week is only half done. I'll post some pictures of my shop and new tools soon.
It has been a cold spring in Kentucky. I haven't had time or energy to get into the shop to work. Hopefully, I'll get into the shop soon to make this couch table. I've been trying to learn to use SketchUp to design some new projects.
Here is the most recent couch table I made with hard rock maple. Also I've posted measurements if someone wants to make their own.
I put together another couch table for my sister. Table has defects that I call "character", mainly knot holes that I didn't fill. The table was fairly simple to assemble. The only problem I encountered was the table to leaning to one side because I had not cut one of the boards square. Square cuts are very important or you will have drinks sliding off.
As most families do these days, we eat in front of the TV and our dinner room table is the caught all for the items that we are too lazy to put away correctly. We had purchased a few of these couch tables a few years ago at a unfinished furniture store in Northern Kentucky. They worked great.
Before Christmas, I got the idea to make some items from tobacco sticks that have been planed and glued together. I have to give Ryan Corrigan at Woodcraft Lexington credit for giving me the idea.
After Christmas, my son, Daniel, found me a NEW planer for the low, low price of $100. That set in motion this couch table. I found the design on the Internet. I found tobacco sticks on Craigslist in Georgetown for $.10 each. Talk about a slow process. Planing two sides of a tobacco stick takes some time. The table is assembled by my trusty Kreg jig.
Here is the finished table. Bonnie claimed it right away.
I'm a beginning woodworker playing with simple projects I can complete quickly.