If you haven’t heard of Woodworkers Fighting Cancer yet, I highly recommend checking it out. The Wood Whisperer, Marc Spagnuolo, started this due to a woodworking friend and has used his contacts to raise sponsorship/corporate funds alongside committing his own to the cause. I’m happy to be joining him on the Guild build this month.
I received the sketchup plan of the Shaker Table a few weeks ago and immediately thought to use it as a bedside table. I changed the plans slightly to match the style of the bed I built a few years ago (ok, many years ago now). Basically making the legs straight and a little fatter and adding a chamfer to the top edges.
Today I found the boards I wanted to use: some left-over paulownia from the bed project and some cherry from PA that I picked up a few years ago. I marked out the components and roughed them out using a jigsaw. Then to the jointer and planer to smooth the faces and create one straight edge.
That’s as far as I got today. More next week.