or the Kitchen Table project as I am calling it.
Amanda and I have moved into a new place here in Erie. We realized as we were planning our layout that the 6 – 8 person monstrosity that we have been eating at since the house in Casal di Principe is a bit to large for our current kitchen.
Amanda was going to pick up a cheap table at IKEA Pittsburgh to hold us over until I had the opportunity to build us a proper table. However to get the table we wanted we would need to go to the Cleveland IKEA. Which as you might guess is well out of her way.
I had been planning on building a desk for our office since a bar height table is a little much for regular office work. In the process of looking for designs I came across The Design Confidential in addition to Ana White and other DIY woodworking sites that have plans for items using a KregJig.
On The Design Confidential I came across this beauty of a table:
The plans are simple and effective and give a good description of cost and construction efforts.
Having never built anything beyond a bird house in shop class in Kingwood, TX back in 1991, I feel that a table is a great stepping off point for my wood working career. Yesterday I bought all of the supplies and materials for the table. The framing members and legs will be poplar and the table top is birch.
I also purchased the necessary stain, polyurethane, sand paper, KregJig, and glue…
Hopefully construction will begin tomorrow, or possibly tonight, as you can see I don’t have all of my legs, as i had to buy two at Lowe’s #0226 and will pick up the other two at the Lowe’s #1654. Hopefully, they will be as nice as the two legs that I already have. Stay tuned for more!