(YaY!) So I’m testing the waters in ways I haven’t dared to of late. I just have to find new ways to hold- grip-secure things so I can get back to work. SAFELY.
The projects sitting in my queue are things that need big REinvention—so they’ll remain there.
I need PRACTICE pieces to work on—
Craigslist, please, could ya’ help me out?
THIS looks interesting~ $20. Got it for $15. And had quite the drive to go get it.
Interestingly~the FRONT is the panel, the SIDES are open. Huh. MY plan is to make the open ends the front, cut it in half, stack it, and
create a Scalloped-front Bookcase!
Since I can’t securely hold my circular saw yet, the safe route is to completely DEconstruct the table. THEN cut it in half, and THEN put it [back] together! The next test is to find safe ways to cut the individual parts in half!
1st~I turned the table upside down and started removing ALL the screws, and one layer at a time—the feet, the two-layered bottom, and so on.
Then I turned it right-side up and continued the same exercise from the top side down. The last thing was to separate the sides by removing the center shelf.
NOW to cut things in half.
Some parts were easier than others. Some parts were nerve-wracking. The chop saw is easy-peasy now—the table saw is still challenging, depending on what I’m trying to do.
Wish you were here. To help me!
Whew! It took me longer, but I got the job done!
Putting it back together was a combo of REassemblage, and gluing, screwing, nailing. And it was generally the easiest part of this exercise! woot-woot!
Here’s my new BOOKCASE!
43″ tall × 24″ wide × 14″ deep
And you can see I’ve begun painting—
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