Thursday, May 15, 2014
Cheaters Sometimes Prosper....
I found the huge jar of wood for the Russian Cottage and saw these... Pierced wooden fans.
The wheels started turning...Pierced wood? North African screens and tables... Hmmmm.....
I went and whipped out my pattern for the hexagon tables.
Six of the pieces that you see in the foreground.
A bottle of Alene's Fast Grab glue and a few minutes later... A table. I simply put six of the pieces together like the pair that you see to the right... Then in turn, I put three of those units together. I credit the glue with the success of the tables. With this stuff, you put it on and stick it together and it stays, unless you want to reposition it. But it dries pretty fast too, so you don't want to mess around too long.
The hard part was, I had to cut out the table top.
There is actually a smaller piece under the top so that it looks like the top steps in on the bottom.
I glued those together in pairs, just like the hexagon table. Then the pairs together. I cut a top out of the same basswood as the table top and again, almost instant plant stand.
I took them to the house and the table is the perfect height for the side of the divan. I am not sure where the plant stand is going yet, but it definitely will go somewhere in the house.
Now.... To stain or paint...That is the question.
Back to work.
See you tomorrow.