Half Palette Half New Wood Coffee Table!!Ok so this is for sure not a DIY blog, so if you are looking for that then keep looking!! This is sort of a collection of my life, the things that I do on the daily, monthly, and you guessed it, a yearly basis. I write this blog with a cup of coffee in my hands and loads of thoughts crammed into my head, please enjoy.
For the last few months I have been picking palette wood and preparing it to use in some project down the line. Once I felt that I had accumulated enough wood to start and complete a project, I then set out on a long mission of picking and buying the best tools for my needs. I also I am lucky enough to have the world's most supportive and encouraging Dads and he bought lots of things for me I will mention of course which things he gave me!
Here is a list of the tools I picked up!
Wood Glue 2nd and 3rd levels
Pocket Screws Standard Sizes (gift from my super amazing Dad) Thanks Papi!
2 10ft Clamps
Phillips and Flat Head Screw Drivers
Set of Jig Saw Blades (gift from my awesome Dad!) Thanks Papi!!
Compound Miter Saw at 10"
Miter Saw Mobile Utility Bench
2 Orbital Sanders (One was a gift from my beautiful Dad!) Thanks Papi!
Sand paper varies Grits
5 Use Hack Saw
That is all that I can think of at the moment, if I left any out I will mention in future posts. I am not trying to teach anyone how to do anything, I am simply sharing with you what I have done and what I would like to do in the future.
After I gathered up all of the tools I felt were necessary to complete a project at a high quality and I had already collected quite a bit of wood, I set out on finding the best first project. I looked through pinterest and stumble, youtube and facebook and finally I decided to make none other than a coffee table!! Isn't that fitting to begin my independent woodworking journey with a freaking coffee table?! Of course it is, so about a week ago, maybe two, I started cutting down and prepping my salvaged palette wood, I ended up with 40" worth of 14 1/2" planks laid side by side. Does that make sense? Here is a quick picture of what I am trying to describe! I just spent like 20 minutes making that thing so please look at it for a few seconds!!
Now that you have an idea of what the table will look like from the top you will love to know that that isn't what I have been entirely working on today! About a week or so ago I rough cut those planks with my jig saw and laid out my plan for the whole table. I have the two big pieces of wood that I will attach these planks to and the four pieces that I will use to create the framing underneath the table's top.
Let me give you a run down of what I have done so far I have; assembled the frame using all pocket screws with my KregJig Jr.; glued pocked screwed the two pieces together with my level 2 wood glue and of course the Kreg Jig Jr.; final cut and squared all of the planks of wood that will be my table's top.
Tomorrow I will sand all of the pieces to get them ready for the final assembly. Now some of you might be thinking, what about the legs?, well some of you, I have not yet decided how I want the legs to look at all so for that I will be going with the flow.
For the finish I will be using a stain and polyurethane in an espresso dark shade to make the rest of my home's decor!
There will be real picture in my next update!!
Thanks for reading,