There are some things you just can’t buy. Don’t mark my words here or anything, but I have yet to see a huge puzzle table that’s made out of a sheet of plywood out there for sale. Sure, I came across a few little tables that sit on people’s laps, but never one that measures over four foot by four foot. What I was interested in was something on an industrial scale. And that’s just what I got.
I’d like to introduce the latest addition to our log cabin room. It’s a puzzle table that I’ve been thinking about since last year. It’s not completely done because I still want to add some corner brackets and a run of iron pipe between the legs, but it’s functional. It’s not elegant, but again, it’s functional and after I’m finished with it completely, you should be able to rest a Chevy small block on it. Now, that’s what I’m talking about.
The table measures 52″ by 48″. Actually the top is a piece of scrap plywood I had leftover from a previous project. I also had some leftover closet shelf brackets that I painted black. I used them to hold the 4×4 legs to the top of the table. Just a few days ago, a nice fellow and I cut the lumber to length right at the lumberyard and after some sanding, I stained and coated it with polyurethane. This, of course, came after all the sanding, staining and coating of the plywood and 2x4s. It’s a bunch of “unrefined” wood, but I think it looks good with the stain and the poly. I love DIY projects like this.
It’s not really that yellow. That’s my camera and the lighting. It’s actually the same exact color as the previous table I made.
I can’t wait to tackle my first puzzle. It’s a 1500 piece castle that was put out by Ravensburger, which is, if you don’t already know, the premier puzzle making company. It’s going to be a lot of fun putting it together with all this new space. I’ll be able to listen to my music and just chill. It’s my kind of adventure.