Thursday, July 10, 2014

Finding My Inner Carpenter

I am almost finished making this table but I'm sharing it now 'cause I am too excited to wait!  I just finished varnishing the drawers this morning and attached one handle.  It's a simple black cast iron handle we picked up last weekend at an antique store in Stratford.  Now I am on the hunt for four more cool (but different) handles... trip to Bruce Mines anyone?  


It looks a little washed out in the pictures, just imagine it looking more rich and calm in real life!  I used a pattern from  Ana White's site for this reclaimed wood console table but adapted it a little - a bit smaller all around.  It was the most challenging thing I've made so far!  But so satisfying!




Last month I made this benchright coffee table but was stuck on the finish I wanted to use.  So it's been left in it's natural state while I make a decision.  


See the pocket holes at the joints - LOVE the Kreg Jig!  



I picked up two of these lovelies at the antique shop too.  They will be perfect on the two drawers....when I finally stain the table.  Today I am leaning toward staining it one of the drawer colours from the console table - the bottom right drawer... what's your vote?? 


3 comments:

Katie said...

Your creations look amazing! Can't wait to see them in person soon!

Jody Wildman said...

thanks to Katie for suggesting the Kreg jig as a Christmas gift...

Michael Larson said...

Very inspiring, Jane. Makes me want to start spending a little more time in my garage.