Tuesday, April 07, 2009

So where do I put my mojito?

This is the question I got from my wife just about every time she sat in the Adirondack chairs I made last summer. I had meant to build a small table last year but didn't want to have to go buy some more wood so I put it off.

Today, since I was home and have been in the "make crap out of scrap wood" mode, I decided to tackle this project. I used the final pieces of wood from the packing crate for my windows and made a simple table. Since this is all pine, unlike the cedar I used on the chairs, and since it will be outdoors, I decided to paint it. I let me daughter pick out the color. She chose "mango". It is pretty bright but not quite as bad as the photos make it seem.
Its a pretty simple piece and I knocked it out in just about an hour but it has to be the most solid and plumb thing I've made so far. It also fits nicely on the porch, where we can enjoy sitting in the afternoon sun until it is warm enough to move the furniture outside.

Now all we need is a mojito to put on it.

6 comments:

Gene said...

It looks great, and serious bonus points for reusing wood from the packing crate. I made a table and footrest out of wood salvaged from part of our deck that went away for the addition a while back.

bungalowbliss said...

Ah, mojitos. Summer can't come soon enough...

I totally agree with Gene--props to you for re-using. The table looks great, and in an hour? Genius.

Tiny Oak Park Bungalow said...

I am usually forced to do projects in small incraments because I am usually home alone with my 4 year old. She's only self-sufficient for short periods. Its also amazing how some of the woodworking stuff is starting to come back. I wish I had waited a year before trying to tackle the chairs I did last year - they would have come out much better.

Josh said...

Nice work with the table-- I second the praise for reusing scrap wood. You're chairs look nice, too. That's a project I'm working on right now.

Anonymous said...

Chris,I forgot how talented you were. Amazing! Heather

Jennifer said...

Great table, great reuse of wood, great all around! I like the color... it's very summery (if that's a word).