We chose maple… and it had nothing to do with being patriotic.
Maple is just such a beauty of a wood, how could we not?…
Not to say that oak isn’t nice too, but we’re not using it for our table, therefore, it’s inferior.
Questionable logic.. I realize this, but great news: don’t care even a bit. #maple4lyfe
As a kid who took grade 12 applied math twice (and only in part because I was crushing on Mr. N… jk?)… I can tell you with confidence woodworking requires an adequate understanding of math. You’ve gotta know proportions and divisions and a whack load of that non-sense. That’s not to say woodworking is impossible for the math illiterate, buuuut it’s not the best part of the process.
Fortunately, my dad is an engineer and quite skilled with the those number things, so he sorted it out.
So after finding the actual plans for the table in my dad’s woodworking magazine, it was time to draw it out to get a sense of proportions, and make any alterations we felt necessary.
and then, we drew the width of the legs to scale.
but another important part of the process is understanding what piece of wood your going to use for what part of the furniture. My pops helped me out with this one…
So until next week, keep crafting (tables?…)