By David Thiel
Good having a look and Simple
Furniture does not must be complex to be stable having a look. by means of decreasing vintage Arts & Crafts furnishings designs to their fundamentals, then including basic, screw-together joinery, somebody can construct great-looking furnishings. utilizing simple instruments (jigsaw, miter observed or round observed and a cordless drill) whilst a first-time woodworker you could effectively create a bit of furnishings in a weekend that you will proudly show for years.
Each of the normal (and a few unique) have designs in Arts & Crafts furnishings somebody Can Make were adjusted for dimension to deal with the normal poplar, crimson oak or pine forums on hand at your neighborhood domestic middle. The forums are offered reduce to thickness and width, so with many of the tasks all you want to do is minimize the items to size and placed them jointly. Even the finishes used are "off-she-shelf," hoping on stains, paints and end coats which are bought in any domestic heart, and are effortless to apply.
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Circles are hard to get perfect with a jigsaw, so there's almost certainly going to be some clean up. If your shop includes a band saw, you may want to use that tool to cut your circle. There are a number of jigs (both shop-made and sold commercially) that are designed just for cutting circles on the band saw. They provide an even, perpendicular cut that requires very little clean up. But I didn't use a band saw, so there was some clean up to achieve a reasonably round, even top. Some more time with a rasp and some 80-grit sandpaper smoothed the edge and made the top ready for the next step.
A good sanding over the entire piece with my random orbit sander and then a final swipe on all the edges with some 120-grit sandpaper and I was ready to apply a finish. 9 A split corner that I should have avoided by drilling a pilot hole for the screw. 10 With a pilot holed drilled on the other side, no splitting problems. 11 Another screw up from the bottom and the side is held tightly in place. 12 I used my trim router and a rabbeting bit to cut the rabbet for the mirror. The corners needed to be squared-off with a little hand chisel work.
1 READ THIS IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE To prevent accidents, keep safety in mind while you work. Use the safety guards installed on power equipment; they are for your protection. When working on power equipment, keep fingers away from saw blades, wear safety goggles to prevent injuries from flying wood chips and sawdust, wear hearing protection and consider installing a dust vacuum to reduce the amount of airborne sawdust in your woodshop. Don't wear loose clothing, such as neckties or shirts with loose sleeves, or jewelry, such as rings, necklaces or bracelets, when working on power equipment.