And so it begins

Well folks,

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.

The original plans which we altered... a lot.

The original plans which we altered… a lot.

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.

The gist of things.

The gist of things.

and then, we drew the width of the legs to scale.

On the top right is a to-scale drawing of the the table legs

On the top right is a to-scale drawing of the the table legs

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…

All the wood we'll require for this project

All the wood we’ll require for this project

Gluing together these pieces, we'll get the proper width for the legs.

Gluing together these pieces, we’ll get the proper width for the legs.

Super into this knot... definitely want to make make sure it doesn't go unnoticed.

Super into this knot… definitely want to make make sure it doesn’t go unnoticed.

Those grains are just UNREEEAL... jk, no idea what I'm saying right now

Those grains are just UNREEEAL… jk, no idea what I’m saying right now

So until next week, keep crafting (tables?…)

-Maddi

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