Thursday, June 10

Case Assembly

With all the case parts made up, dry fitted and adjustments made where needed, it’s time to dismantle the cases and put them back together again but this time with glue in the joints. While the glue dries, I trim the top plates, route the edges and fill the grain with a water based wood putty thinned 50% with water so it paints on and soaks into the pores of the wood. After that’s dry I sand it and see if it needs another coat. Tim stops in to see what progress has been made and says he does not want the table tops to be too smooth, so I’ll leave them like they are. With the drawer slides installed and the tops attached, they’re starting to look like tables. Getting heavy too - there's alot of lumber in them thar tables!

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