There’s something to be said for just finishing a long term project. I’ve been working on a furniture build off and on since I first started at PW a few years ago. It was to be an entryway table that doubled as a place to store shoes and custom built to fit under a window yet over a heat return. I had grand plans for the piece that were above and beyond what I knew how to do. I was going to dovetail the ends, join the middle section with mortises and through-tenons, create stopped dados to house the shelves and build an egg crate system to store the shoes. All things I’d read about and understood on paper.
And then I started learning to dovetail.
Needless to say, my project stalled. I built other things as I tried to amass the skills I needed to build my table – dovetailed boxes, toys and serving trays.