Apothecary: work table

Last week I revisited a few items I wasn’t very happy with, including my cabinet, and what I’m going to share today, the work table. The previous version was an L-shaped, cardboard affair that looked nothing like a wooden table. So it was back to the drawing board for me, and I finally decided to make a rustic design from wood.

For the table top I cut two strips (3 cm x 10 cm each) of 4 mm thick hard wood. from the same wood I cut two leg supports (5 cm x 0.5 cm), then sanded all the pieces and assembled them as seen below. To make the table legs I used thin bay leaf branches from the garden. I took the bark off, then whittled them to the desired shape, each leg is 7 cm tall. I decided not to sand them smooth as I quite liked the rough edges and it fit well with the rustic aesthetic I wanted. For the same reason I wasn’t too bothered that some of the legs were slightly curved.

table_construction

To fix everything in place I used super glue.

table_complete

I almost left it at that, but later decided I wanted it darker, so I used wood stain to darken it. Below is the final result.

table stained

I have a few other things I remade last week, as well as a few new editions I’ll be sharing soon.

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