My First Table

When I first started ‘woodworking’ I needed a simple project.  At the same time, my twin brother was starting up a new contemporary worship service at our church, and they needed a communion table.  Since the look of worship space was a little rustic (our cross is made out of two railroad ties) I offered to build a table. I’d bought a Kreg Jig and learned how to use it, but I really wanted to make something significant with my new found talent (and by talent, I mean: ability to read and follow instructions online).  I had been browsing Ana White’s site–if you want to learn to build things, this is an AWESOME site with tons of step by step plans for those of us who aren’t really comfortable designing our own tables (YET!).  I found this set of plans for the perfect end table.  Its a super easy beginner project, especially since I skipped a couple of steps.  I ended up using a piece of furniture grade plywood for the top and they didn’t want a bottom shelf, so I didn’t cut a piece for it either.  Afterwards I stained it with Minwax Dark Walnut stain.  I think it turned out to be the perfect communion table!

Sorry that there is only a finished picture (and an instagram one at that!) but this was WAYYY before I started blogging and didn’t even think of taking in progress pictures.  But I promise I’ll do a step by step on the next table I build! Speaking of tables… I have two more ‘before blogging’ tables that I built that I’ll be sharing here over the next few days… stay tuned!

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