It’s turning out that April Showers is bringing more than anticipated May Flowers, especially if you live near a body of water or a low-lying area like some unfortunate folks not to far away from my home. I’m wishing everyone effected by the flooding in recent days the best of luck and hoping the damage was minimal.
But what does that have to do with why I haven’t posted any new project videos recently? Not a lot really! I guess I’m trying to pull a little bait and switch on you to stop by the website and see what’s new…JUST KIDDING (kind of…)
Actually the truth is simply that there are months throughout the year that just end up being busier outside of the shop than in it. I’m sure you can all relate to that, so I know you won’t be too angry at me when I say I’m still working on some new content and it should be posted in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, I’ve been combing the internet and looking for some new ideas and hopefully some videos to share with everyone to keep you inspired and motivated to get in the shop even if I can’t.
One such video I just rediscovered and wanted to share with you was something from the folks at Osborne Wood Products. If you’re not familiar with them they’re a company who pre-make project components like table legs, corbels, moldings, etc. One product they produce that you might consider making yourself are a set of table slides for extending the length of a table with a couple of leaves.
I say you might consider making them yourself, but in actuality I’d probably prefer to purchase a set that I know will work as soon as I install them and frees me up from having to re-engineer something that someone else took the time to figure out for me.
Some people might consider purchasing pre-made table extension slides or pre-turned legs cheating, but as far as I’m concerned if it’s something that helps me achieve a finished project that looks as good or better than I imagined…I’ll happily cheat to get the look or action I know I won’t regret.
How do you feel about pre-made products? If it helps you to achieve the look without having to worry about wasting materials or taking you too far out of your comfort zone are you willing to do it?
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