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The Montreat Side Table – Getting Started

Just typing the post title gets me excited. A new project and do y’all realize how long it has been since I actually made a piece of furniture? The workbench took forever and then the tool cabinet for the bench had some finicky, fussy, time-consuming drawer fronts. Before I built my workbench, I added a much needed cherry and tiger maple tool cabinet and wall surround for my basement steps. Then I built a new tool storage wall, made some bench jigs, then worked on my bandsaw and planer. Plus numerous SketchUp projects/woodworking plans. So, pretty busy really. All of these things were great fun and necessary, but I have not built a piece of furniture since the window seat bookcase, more than three years ago (that’s right, bold and italic font). I can’t believe it has been that long. So it is a good and right feeling to begin this project. Like my woodworking has been a little out of balance and now is tilting back in the right direction. Anyway, in my last …

Designing in SketchUp #4 – The Montreat Side Table

I am closing in on finishing my next woodworking plan, You Can Build The Sarah Side Table, and I always thought it would be my next furniture project; but it won’t. Proportion plays a big role in a successful design and when I took the Sarah Side Table and re-sized it to fit the space between our couch and love seat, I didn’t like what I saw. But I like the Sarah Side Table and intend to build it as a bedside table for our guest bedroom. I do some of my best thinking on Saturday and Sunday mornings as I lay in bed trying to get a few more minutes of sleep. My new design is what I call the Montreat Side Table named for the community east of Asheville, North Carolina. My wife and I would love to live there or anywhere in the Asheville area really. While laying in bed Saturday morning, I worked out this design in my mind and then visualized it in SketchUp. Before we get to the Montreat …