I'm On Fire wrote:I know some of you have way more talent than me in this department but considering my limited skill set and patience with measuring and cutting and sanding I think it came out nice.
I've done a bit of amateur furniture building myself, and I think you did a great job!!! You get way more pleasure and satisfaction out of a piece furniture you built yourself, than from a professional-looking piece you buy in a store.
Here's a tip...when you're done with it, print your name, the date, and the address where you built it (I assume your home) with a permanent marker, or a dip pen if you have one, on the underside of the top. Then put some poly or other varnish over the writing. This will make it more meaningful to one of your kids or grandkids someday.
My 26-year-old son has a little table I built for him when he was about 6, to sit and draw at. Nothing fancy, just a little trestle table made of pine and stained. He now uses it as a TV stand. I wrote a little message to him on the underside of the top, signed it, and put the date and our address on it. I never told him it was there and I don't think he's found it yet, but I'm sure he will someday.