From Trees to Furniture
|Our neighbor is
off-grid, but he built a house on his property
for his daughter and she wanted electricity. The
power lines run across our property, so we had
to cut several trees to allow the electric
company access with their trucks.
First bunch of logs cut.
|Moving the logs with my tractor from the bottomland to the old barn by the road.|
|I found a guy with a
portable sawmill to come to our property and cut
A sawmill close to us just built a solar powered lumber drier, and they dried our lumber.
|About 1/3 of the lumber|
|First Walnut lumber in shop ready to be cut into pieces for the flag cases/tables.|
|Some of the lumber was not very straight.|
|Two of the jigs I made to cut the slots in the cases.|
|Jig/sled I made to cut
the 22-1/2 degree
|Cutting a tenon|
|Cutting a mortise|
|Pre-stain wood conditioner, stain, and Urethane used on the cases.|
|Me with the finished cases/tables|
|Cases open and shut|
|Stretchers I added (not
in the plans) to keep vacuums or accidental
kicks from damaging the legs.
Detail of the bottom stretchers.
(I have an engraver)
|The box I made to ship it safely.||
|I did not make this table with this in mind, but this is the flag the VFW had over Dad's casket. Later I'll add the other stuff in the top.|