I was supposed to take pictures throughout the build, but the idea of cleaning my hands and taking a camera pause at every step was inconceivable. The picture series below begins after the boxing and legs had been completed.
That was an interesting process, since I needed to maintain space around the frame of the sash so it would open without pinching but not really worth going into the details.
The last thing I wanted near the end was nice, shiny hardware on this rustic piece. I was unable to find any in the workshop, so I had to break down and buy a pair of brass piano hinges and then just distressed them with sandpaper. Drats! The idea was not to spend money on these things!
My favorite element of the two tables I’ve made is the character of the wood. It is all terribly marred and full of holes and divots but absolutely beautiful. The big drawback is warping. Each piece has to be selected with purpose, and even then the angles don’t always turn out perfect. I will confess to a bit of wood filler at a corner or two!
SPECIAL NOTE: One thing I noticed right away, once the tables made it inside, was our pet’s reactions. These must smell AMAZING to them! If you make one of these out of old, stinky, weathered wood and your dogs are notorious for chewing things they shouldn’t, you might have a potential disaster on your hands. I’m just sayin’…