Thursday, February 25, 2010

Woodworkers Fighting Cancer - Shaker Table Build

I thought this would be a good time to start blogging again. Marc Spagnuolo of The Woodwhisperer recently challenged all of his TWW Guild members to join in a community build to raise money for cancer. Marc himself is donating $5 for every member that completes this month's build and he has also got several companies on board. In the short time that he has had a donation button on his podcast sight, he has raised over $1670 in cash.
While I was not really ready to start building anything and still getting the shop "just so", I thought this was a good reason to get off the pot, as it were. So, this will be my actual first piece of "fine" (hopefully) furniture. It's gonna be great that so many are building along. If I, or any of my fellow guild members get stuck, we all have each other for support. It is really a great community Marc and his wife Nicole have built.
About a month ago I picked up several pieces of very nice lumber at Jensen's Hardwoods in Walla Walla, WA. This is the piece I'm going to use for the build. I'm heading to Portland, OR mid-March and will pick up some mahogany for accents.
Wish me luck!! I certainly hope I don't just end up butchering this beautiful piece of cherry!!


Kari Hultman said...

Awesome, Vic! Whatcha building?

Vic Hubbard said...

Kari, I'm doing Marc's build along for the Guild's "Woodworkers Fighting Cancer". It's a small shaker table with one drawer. I'm probably gonna build it fairly strictly following the plan that everyone else is following, except I'm thinking of doing something a little different with some mahogany accents.

TheWoodWhisperer said...

Beautiful piece of lumber my friend. Can't wait to see a table come to life from it! I hope at the end of the month, I will have some time to cover some possible adornments for the table. A Shaker table doesn't really "need" any, but it is like a blank canvas just waiting for some inlay or accents of some type.

Vic Hubbard said...

Actually, due to some "issues" I've run into, I'm going to be pushing things a little further than I expected. I'll be posting again after I'm done doing my rough dimensioning and outline my plan of attack.