I am not, but I am quietly pleased with my first stumbling steps at making furniture. It has always been an ambition and now Ihave the oportunity of putting that ambition into practice.
This lamp table took much less than a day (although I cut the rear legs twice as I morticed the outside rather than the inside, Doh!)
Yes I know its green but thats the only colour we have! I intend to paint a second deeper colour over the top and then rub it back to bare wood again in places to give that three dimensional and slightly worn look (as seen in all good Brocante's)
Whilst preparing the softwood timber it came home to me how important it is to treat any wood in the house as part of the renovation process. Whilst ripping down this piece of softwood with the band saw I cut through some large insect bore holes and inside was what is apparently the House Longhorn Beetle.
We have sprayed all of the exposed wood with Xlophene before attaching any of the finishings like plasterboard or Volige etc.
Looking at the above photo of the monster that lurks within a very good shout I think!