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A Project that will be Treasured Forever

Friday night, after an especially difficult day at work, out of nowhere, I got a present. An email was sent my way which said the following: Your woodworking plans for a queen size bed frame gave my 83 year old dad and me a wonderful project that I will treasure forever.  Your plans cut down on the brain work we had to do, and we just had a great time building it. Of all the comments I have received concerning my queen size bed woodworking plan, this is the best – “a wonderful project that I will treasure forever.” So, creating woodworking plans are fun and at times difficult; but they can also be just as rewarding as making a treasured piece of furniture. To Anne E. of Kentucky, I say a heartfelt thank you for sending me the email. I asked if there were any photos of the construction process and there were – see them below… Anne provided additional details about the build process: …we made a few alterations to the design but …

Ed M. Builds the Bedside Table

I wanted to put up this quick post to highlight a completed project based on my woodworking plan, You Can Build a Bedside Table. Ed M. of Pennsylvania sent me these photos of his table; he downloaded the project plan at Sawtooth Ideas.com. A cool aspect of working with wood is the woodworker can take a project plan and adapt it to suit his or her needs. Here, Ed uses the table as a home for a video monitor. He made minor changes to the beads which surround the drawer and door openings, used a more heavy duty way to attach the top and base to the case, and made a more simplified back for the table. In particular, I am jealous of the raised panels he made; they turned out better than what is on my bedside table. I consider this plan to be a solid intermediate woodworking project due to the web frames which help form the skeleton of the table, the panels which are present in sides, doors and lower shelf. The …