Summary of Learning Podcast

To share my summary of learning, I decided to give a podcast format a shot.  I love listening to podcasts and really appreciate the casual, natural conversation style of delivery they often offer. I found myself really struggling throughout the course to hit publish and share my thoughts if they weren’t perfectly polished and to … 

 

Ta-dah! I Made a Table

This post continues my documentation of my EC&I 831 Learning Project, where I am making my own coffee table. The last step of my coffee table was to put a coat of polyurethane on it. The wood I chose, cedar, is really soft and marks up quite easily – just running a fingernail over it … 

 

Pocket Holes and Attaching Table Top and Bottom Shelf

This post continues my documentation of my EC&I 831 Learning Project, where I am making my own coffee table. Now that I had the top part of my frame dowelled together, I needed to be able to put another 2×4 board along the bottom for the bottom shelf to be able to rest on. Since … 

 

Dowels to Join Legs to Rails

This post continues my documentation of my EC&I 831 Learning Project, where I am making my own coffee table. Now that everything was pretty much cut and prepared for the table, it was time to start putting it together. I’ve put together a lot of Ikea furniture in the past, and I noticed they used … 

 

Flattening Surfaces with a Hand Plane

This post continues my documentation of my EC&I 831 Learning Project, where I am making my own coffee table. At this point, I have all my cuts made and have glued together the top panel surface and bottom shelf surface for my table. Running my hand over the top of these surfaces revels that my … 

 

Gluing Top and Bottom Shelf

This post continues my documentation of my EC&I 831 Learning Project, where I am making my own coffee table. Now that I had my boards cut down to the lengths I wanted and the edges squared off, it was time to put the top and bottom shelf surfaces together. The best way to do this …