Monday, November 28, 2016

One for the Better Half

The Much Better Half asked for a little shelf/table for behind the couch.

She even went and picked out a beautiful piece of cedar by herself.

We did a bunch of tests for what color she wanted including sanding, leaving ruff, sealing, and different color stains.

After it was all said and done, she asked for clear and sanded.

Ran it through the planer to knock off all the "tests" and drilled a hole for cords.

I used a couple different sized round objects to draw out the curves and free handed the rest.  The new Festool Carvex did a wonderful job of keeping the cut nice and square.

The Festool sander made very quick work of smoothing out the cedar and edges and the new Ridgid Oscillating Sander made sanding the curves very easy.

The board ended up with two coats of a clear on it with special attention paid to getting a good amount down in any openings in the knots, etc.  Don't forget there are four kids including a hurricane and tornado living here who love to make messes.

Everything finished up and mounted with a few brackets.

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