Narrow Cottage End Tables v2.0

Submitted by RITWood on Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:44

This is the second set of Narrow Cottage End Tables that I have built.  Like the first pair I built end a secondary shelf where the drawer would normally ride.  This time the secondary shelf is flush with the surrounding support.  I used as muched reclaimed wood as possible so instead of solid 1x material I glued up batten panels using pallet slats.  I let them run 'wild' on the backside; this will cause some fitment issues when mounting the drawer hardware.  Installing a thin cleat along the inside allowed for flush mounting the hardware.  The rope handle is 3/8 natural giving the pieces a 'nautical' feel.  I drilled the through holes 2/32 smaller in diameter then the rope diameter, or in other words the through holes are 5/16 as opposed of 3/8 of an inch.  Make sure to thread the rope from inside the drawer out then back in.  I used constrictor knots on the inside to secure the rope ends as well as providing a 'pull' for the handle.  

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$15-$25
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine, pallet wood
Finish Used
Minwax Jacobean penetrating stain, which needs to completely cure before applying the polcrylic, for the top and primary shelf. Off white Valspar latex for the body. Several coats of Minwax' polycrylic clear satin top coat.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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