You may remember my first draft of a table. That table did NOT age well haha! I started to get fancy and thought it would be good to pull out all the screws holding it together and pound some dowels in their place. All-wood design sounds great, right? Well, the problem was I didn’t actually glue all of the joints together so the table was on life support from day one. That’s OK – we can fix it!
I barely got the table on saw horses before the whole thing came apart, but then we could start the triage. I glued the five top planks to the cross beam and added the front legs and two dowels per join. Then I assembled the rest of the structure but this time with full glue coverage at each join. After drying took the dremel to all the uneven dowels, put down a coat of Danish oil and finished with light polyurethane. Much better!