Last week, I shared a tale about one of my odd woodworking projects. Then I asked readers to share some of their most unusual building efforts. I have to say we got quite a few replies to the request (we’re running some of them in our Feedback section of today’s Weekly). It seems that the sky’s the limit when it comes to making weird stuff. It is hard to explain how happy this makes me.
Several replies asked to see a photo of the “Pill Bottle Table.” Sadly, it was made at a time when photos required film and our phones were still attached to the wall, so no actual images of the project have survived, to my knowledge. So I had our artist do a rendering for you of how I remember the piece.
The drawing sparked an additional brain cell or two, and I remembered that the table was top-heavy and super tippy — not a great feature at a trade show. So we solved the problem by adding about 100 lbs. of plumber’s lead to the base.
And no, I did not have to set it up at the trade show … whew!
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
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Readers offer their stories of strange projects they’ve built.