I decided that a portion of it belonged on the top of a hall table. This is what I came up with.
The main top is 3/4" Ash boards stained and finished on the tops, with tongue and groove joinery trimmed with pine edging.
The sub frame is Pine with box joints.
The legs are poplar staircase spindles from a home store (yeah, so what, I cheated). I used half lap joinery to attach these to the sub frame with glue.
I am entering this into the Epilog contest. I would absolutely love to have that Laser cutter. I would use it in all kinds of ways around my shop. The question is, "What wouldnt I try to make with it!" I could use this in a multitude of different ways! So please take the time to throw me a vote!
Step 1: Gather your materials.
The only thing I had to buy were the staircase spindles. You can get the "out-door" deck spindles. They are a bit beefier, but at the same time they are a bit rough around the edges. I opted for the more expensive in-door spindles.
The main tool used here is the table saw with an assortment of jigs.
cross-cut sled, box joint jig and dado blade as well as a crosscut blade for a smoother finish cut.
Sand-paper, sander, stain and a finish. I used a polycrylic clear-coat over-top of walnut stain.