I present to you the little table, complete with gussets and a stabilizer shelf across the long stretchers, but without any varnish – it is a prototype at this point:
To improve stability, I added gussets at the top of the legs, and one small shelf across the top of the stretchers. I used more epoxy on this project than I have ever used on all previous projects combined.
In case you are wondering where this table will go, I can reveal the purpose now. This is a prototype I have been eager to start; what pushed me over the edge was an announcement on the WoodNet woodworking forum, calling for a contest to make “anything” out of a single construction pine board measuring 2″ x 6″ x 8 feet long. You can read the thread here, and my contest entry here.
The beauty of this kind of contest is that it tends to increase your creative juices, to produce your best. I have no idea how my entry will do, but I am glad I am done! I will provide an update “around” July 4, when the Moderators have targeted to announce the winners in four categories: Usable, Furniture, Turned, and Weird.
Wish me luck!
— Al Navas