This table was made with a cable spool, fence boards, palette wood and some old trim given to me by the White Settlement Senior Center (where i volunteer regularly). I made this with only some rudimentary tools, My cat's supervision, quite a few yrs of carpentry experience , and a whole lot of background in the concept of "necessity is the mother of invention". I am well aware that there are dozens of easier ways to do a lot of the steps.. but at this point in time i find myself a bit tool disadvantaged, although my need to create still remains at the same steady hum. Since this was made with salvaged materials, this instructable is meant as a tool to furnish (see what i did there?) other users with creative ideas, and a few tips that someone without a carpentry background might not have.
i have a vice.. well i have a few.. bacon is up there, but collecting random pieces of wood is probably one of the worst ones. luckily we have a large yard even though our house is tiny (700 sq ft for 2 bedrooms). Once my wood pile gets big enough.. I take stock and make something (anything!) before my husband draws a line. lol. I have been fortunate.. he may not always see my vision as it unfolds.. but after a few completed projects.. he now just sits back and waits.. and has faith in me..its an amazing thing..and I consider myself lucky. On the other hand.. my cat.. doesn't possess the same faith.. she feels the need to oversee everything I do..