Building a table

I’ve been taking out some partitioned walls at home and this has left a stack of lovely timber. Rather than burn it I decided to recycle it by making an outside table from the wood.

After all how hard can it be to build one. Four legs, a frame and a top, right? Well, umm, no not that easy.

Well not having built one before it’s a little more challenging than you think.

That’s a great life lesson, other people have skills we don’t and that’s where their value is. Often we think that the work others do is easy and should be cheap. Oh it’s just a table, just a website, just a bit of accounting…

If other people’s work is good then you are paying for their experience so that we don’t have to waste the time doing all the trial and error work to get good.

For us we just need to find the thing we’re skilled at and then build the value by becoming really good at that thing.

I’m probably not going to pursue a career in furniture building but I’m happy I had a go and recycled the wood and after I’ve built the top we’ll have a good table. It just will have taken 5 times longer than a carpenter would have.

**** Update – the now finished table

8 thoughts on “Building a table

  1. It looks pretty nifty to me. Will you paint or stain it? Will it have a glass top, or boast a new wood top? Think about all the new brain cells you created building your table. Plus, it gave you some “time out” from whatever it is that you are really really good at.

    May have even renewed your appreciation for that which you do score high on the “oh yeah” scale. Oh, and let’s not forget having a new conversation piece. Hope you put a little “signature” something along the side of it, or underneath. Make it an all out masterpiece!!!

      1. Hey, the table is finished but I don’t know how to add a photo to a comment so I’ve added a pic to the end of the blog 👍

      2. It’s very nice. It appears to have your very own finishing touches, which I suspect will bring a “I did/completed this” emotion to your face every time you look at it. Well done!👍🏾

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.