Monday, October 22, 2012
Coffee Table Woodworking Plan
The woodworking plans I create are getting harder and harder to finish! As I contemplated what my next plan would be, I selected this table because I wanted to offer something that is pretty easy to build. But recreating the process through SketchUp illustrations proved to be much harder than the actual woodworking.
An enjoyable benefit of building furniture is I can create a project which perfectly fits the environment it will reside in. For this small coffee table, I looked at the traffic pattern in the room which helped determine the overall length and width of the table. Next, I mulled over how high the top would rise above the floor; especially how high the top should be in relation to the adjacent couch and love seat. With the old table, my wife and I would rest our feet on it; a bad habit for a woodworker and disrespectful to furniture. But we did it anyway.
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