Hi everyone! I've been eyeballing the plans on this site for months and finally got the courage to try my first build project! :) I decided on the simple console table here: http://ana-white.com/2013/09/plans/updated-simplest-console.
I got all my supplies and got my cuts made successfully. I'm working on step one, joining the 1x3s and 1x2s for the legs. I supported the overhang with scrap wood, like the tip mentioned. I clamped the pieces together and to the edge of my work table. I'm trying to hammer finish nails by hand, since I haven't bought a nailer/nailgun. My problem is the pieces seem to move before I can finish driving the nail, despite my clamps! :( Perhaps the table I'm working on isn't sturdy enough? I'm sure I need more practice with driving nails straight and efficiently. Any suggestions from a more experienced person?
Thanks, all! I hope I can get past these "growing pains" and learn and start contributing to this community! :)