Personal projects are an endangered species in the world of small business ownership. Orders and commissions dominate the project food chain and don't leave a whole lot of resources for their unpaid peers.
Having a busy production calendar with paid work is a welcomed problem, but it means that personal projects inevitably get back-burnered. Case in point: the Dropdown Side Table. Despite the fact that it was initially conceived almost two years ago, and that it's been *almost done* since June, it took until last month before I could finally wrap it up. On the bright side, I'm happy to report it's now complete and serving dutifully in our living room.
Scope of work: design, fabrication
Materials: mild steel, cherry
Finish: lacquer (metal); milk paint + danish oil, oil/urethane blend (wood)
Dimensions: 24" x 24" x 30" (WxLxH)
Completion date: 1/2017
Behind the Scenes
FYI - these welding shots are thanks to the photographic talents of Elle Wildhagen.