If I do this again, which I probably will at some point, I’m going to use some kind of clear lumber. But using scraps definitely has its advantages. The glue was more expensive than the lumber, not to mention the paint. And since its going to be painted anyway I can fix practically any screw up with filler. I used plaster for the outs I made in the top while my inexperienced hand was hand planing. Bondo for the legs when I’m done trimming them. Prime with BIN and a luxurious coat of oil enamel should cure all the knotty Douglas fir ills for this thing.

Losing fingers since 1969