As I mentioned in my last post I have always enjoyed working with my hands. I hadn’t done and true carpentry until recently though.
What started all of this was a friend asked if I could build a sofa arm table for her. She lives in a tiny studio and doesn’t have space for a coffee table, but wanted a place to put a cup and book while on the couch (okay technically she still wants this… I’m just slow at building it).
Here’s the site she sent me with the idea.
I liked the idea, but the design bothered me, a lot. It isn’t an elegant design; It’s just three pieces of wood held together with some brackets, which causes gaps between the pieces, and just overall looks ugly to me.
After some thought I decided it would look great with some dovetail joints. The only problem is I had no idea how to make dovetail joints.
Four months later my friend still doesn’t have her table, but I’ve learned a lot and I think in another week or two I’ll be ready to give it a try.