Another trip to Lowes and now a proud owner of a Hitachi miter saw. Now I can get to work! The base build wasn’t too hard and in short time I have the legs, base, and table surface together. This is EASY. Famous last words as you’ll soon see if you read on. Our oldest son joined me to help out. He’s been fighting a cold so I didn’t want to ask him to hang in the cold garage unless he really wanted to. We got the edge support added and called it a day. It was getting cold and we had places to go.
The next morning saw us adding the top to the mix. A few 45 degree cuts and we should be golden, right? Wrong. Apparently everything isn’t exactly square and I follow the measure twice, cut twice, maybe three times approach. We fought with the angles and alignment of the boards until we got it presentable. This truly is our “customized” table and nobody will want us to make one for them. The outside vertical edge proves to be just as much of a pain as the tops but we slog through it all. Finally we are at a point we can cut the top boards and after some creative cutting and sanding, they all fit. I can only imagine what those of you who possess good woodworking skills are thinking. Creative cutting and sanding?! WTH is this guy doing? More or less whatever your shop teacher told you not to do; we did. It all fits nice and snug so I’m happy with it. We move it to the basement for finishing which will be the next post. The table is in the process of being stained right now so our house reeks of the stuff. Fun, fun, fun!