Got this off the curb from the neighbor.
It’s been parked in my stashes since spring of 2012, and conveniently housing misc stuff like -lamp parts.
I’ve been testing the waters with different “activities” and picking my
battles projects based on what I CAN do~SAFELY.
Because of the metal banding –which I loved– I couldn’t attach the legs to the outer-most corners. It ends up as a very awkward and unconvincing attachment.
With a couple of days to ponder the problem, I was onto something I hoped would solve the “deficit” problem AND add to the end project.
I wound it tight, securing it frequently with hot glue.
I even ran the jute to the underside edges of the apron sides.
The jute was giving me little slivers, the hot glue was burning my thumbs.
The aprons and legs are covered separately.
You can see that the jute helped to plump out the base and soften the awkward attachment. PLUS~ I like the textural combo!
but opted for a simpler lift-off lid!
◊ I pulled some salvaged boards, and tested the waters of my HAND GRIP and ripping wood on the table saw. SAFELY. Connected the boards,
◊ ran it through the router to create a rabbet so the lid would counter sink somewhat into the top. Oh, and round over the top edge.
◊ Played with some painting, staining, and distressing to bring it all together,
◊ and added old metal screen door handles.