Kristina and I just moved into a tiny studio in downtown Honolulu, to be closer to our friends and get a little bit of the city life. We had to downsize a bit from our previous place, and part of that downsizing included finding a place for our spice rack. The spice rack is a really cool converted drawer that Kristina made, painted blue with redwood shelves, and its about 6" deep. Kristina wanted to hang it on the wall in our hallway, but I thought it would make the hallway to narrow and I'd inevitably run into it with my shoulder, sending spices and curses flying everywhere.
So, I made a new spice rack.
I also started to make an entryway table. I was looking at a piece of wood that I got from Waimanalo Wood, and trying to decide what to do with it. Live edge shelf, perhaps? Miter the sides and make it into a little bench or stool? We have a lot of small furniture already, so I'm trying to work on making bigger pieces. Kristina and I were talking about it and she had the idea of making it into a little table. I thought we should put some shelving underneath it to serve as an entryway table, so off I went! Drew out a quick design and went to cutting. Unfortunately, I set my table saw wrong for one of the shelf dados, and cut it three inches too low. Whoops!
The base is going to be painted anyhow, so once I sand the filler strips flush, nobody will know! Except if they read this post. I like how the filler strip plys run perpendicular to the legs. More pictures to come! I expect this piece to be finished tomorrow. Kristina is sanding the top, and once I pick up some more plywood, I can be finished with the shelves. Then just prime, paint, and fasten the top! The base is dadoed into the top... its pretty neat.
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