So, I've been working on a table for the past few weeks, spending a few hours each weekend building what I initially wanted to be a cool salvaged wood table similar to the one in this post. As it turns out, building with salvaged wood was really hard. I brought one piece back from Berkeley and then tried to make it work with a couple pieces that I found at my grandma's and it just wasn't working. I guess I just don't have an eye for that and have to leave that to the pros. Hopefully one day though! So, I did what was easiest: buy all my wood from home depot, make the simplest design possible (four legs and a tabletop), and make it 2ft x 4ft (a manageable size for a small person). I took a few progress shots:
Sawing the wood was probably one of my favorite parts only because I used my grandpa's old saw. He taught me some basics when I was a kid like how to hammer in a nail in two hits. He was the ultimate DIYer and I thought about him a lot throughout the process.