Guess what..! I've decided to learn SketchUp, to make
detailed plans for my projects. I've never used anything to make plans
for what I've created, other than in my head and maybe... a simple
pencil sketch. The following article (at least I hope I can write an
article), is me learning SketchUp and of me making the table in the
It looks a bit weird, but I actually like it a
lot. Plausible reason why it looks weird is because there are no back
legs.. This table is a cross between a shelf and a table, being
fastened to the wall underneath the table top.
I had never thought I'd start using SketchUp, but
anything is possible I guess. I've sort of been.. "Naah, I don't want
do do all that..." I hope to get started being a YouTube contributor,
and increase my views and subscribers. In order to give viewers the
most possible, I decided to just jump in.
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Here's the finished product! This is made entirely
from construction lumber, pine, and a simple knob. The drawer front is
faux, but I feel it makes the table more whole.
Getting materials like cherry, mahogany, teak,
etc. is vey hard, if not impossible here in Norway, unless you know
somewhere to get the trees and a mill to cut it... I used 30x48 lumber
for the legs, tapering from the center down. The front and sides are
made from glued pine boards, as well as the top but the top is stained
using red oak stain, and laquer. Simple paint, color Cumulus. There are
only two legs, the back is fastened to the wall using wall brackets.
This project was my first experience using
pocketholes. I found a place selling Kreg jigs and decided to spring
for the R3 kit. Keep in mind these are fairly expensive here, the R3
was almost $100. Screws weren't cheap, but I found that I could use
normal woodscrews and they did the job just fine. I actually liked
using popcketholes and I will use it again.
My plan is to have small bowl on the table, where
I can put my keys and what-not, for so I know where I put them.
I started the build process, making video to post on my
channel, but I quickly found the lighting and setting to low and bad
for a decent video. This was made in my living room where I hade a
small bandsaw and a jigsaw. Other than that I only used a drill and my
newly acquired Kreg R3 jig. I'm planning on making another one of these
sometime soon, but I'll make sure to get lighting and setting good
enough for video.
That's about it for now. Thank you for stopping by and
reading my article.
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