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    • This is astounding work! It sure looks like all your through research and preparation paid off. The construction, the finish, everything on this project turned out beautifully. Tell us more about that design! Was that something you were able to find online or did you create it yourself?
      By RYOBI Nation, on September 6, 2016

    • Thanks! I created this design myself, but it was after watching numerous Youtube videos of others building their own. I combined their work with what I wanted out of the table, improvising as needed. My initial drawings and sketches were a good starting point, but as I begun building and learning new techniques, I was able to incorporate those types of things in. For example, I was planning on just pocket holing the drawer boxes together, but learned how to dado the pieces for a better fit. I also stopped by my local woodworking store and they showed me how to use a small hand planer, the kind with just the blade, so I could soften the edges on the drawer fronts and table top. There are definitely mistakes all over this table, and things I would do differently, but all in all, I'm super happy with how this came out!
      By Slurprun, on September 6, 2016

    • That's terrific that you learned from others and added your own elements. We can't wait to see what you come up with in the future. Expecting great things!
      By RYOBI Nation, on September 6, 2016

    • That is gorgeous! To think this is one of your first projects is amazing. Your attention to detail on the drawer fronts is beautiful. I have a feeling you will be enjoying this for years.
      By mrpip, on September 14, 2016

    • Thanks MrPip, yeah, I was kinda surprised I could do this. It took me a month, and I researched every part of this thing and how to properly put it together. I also took a woodshop class during the process so I learned a lot, mainly how to use all the tools appropriately. I also spent a few hours at Rockler chatting with one of their employees, and he showed me a few things. The scariest/hardest part of this was putting the big hole in the table top. The bit kept coming loose in the collet of the router when I turned it on.... I made a ton of mistakes making this, and lots of things I'd do differently next time, but most of the booboos are hidden or not noticeable to others (ie - 3 tries to hang the cabinet door, 3 sets of random holes, nail that came through the table top, brad nailing things crooked and having to drill holes around the nail to needle nose plier them out).
      By Slurprun, on September 14, 2016

    • Don't beat yourself up. EVERY project has mistakes that only you will see. It took me years to get over that. I would give away something and immediately tell the recipient all the things that are wrong with it. My take is only time and work will make that go away. This is a beautiful project you should be proud of. I love the fact you didn't use all pine and finished it in different colors. Again congrats and hope to see more of your work.
      By mrpip, on September 16, 2016

    • This is fantastic! Very nice job!
      By 0_LGBYBB, on September 22, 2016

    • Wow!! This project is stellar!!! I love everything about it!! Beautiful work!!
      By Build It Craft It Love It, on August 4, 2017
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    • This looks awesome! Did you by any chance follow the plans I published on my blog to make this ( It looks exactly like it! If so, I'd love to share it on my social channels!
      By DIY Huntress, on December 12, 2016

    • I think I did, a link to yours from I should reference that.... please share away!
      By Slurprun, on December 12, 2016

    • Awesome work! Great design, and great execution!
      By RYOBI Nation, on December 14, 2016
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    • This looks great! Very fresh and inviting. What kind of finish did you use?
      By RYOBI Nation, on January 27, 2017

    • I haven't finished it with anything yet, but plan on using an outdoor polyurethane in satin. I don't want to stain since I like the color of the white oak. This chair will ultimately be placed in direct Houston sun, and will definitely be damaged if not sealed.
      By Slurprun, on January 27, 2017
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    • This is awesome! Very cool that it can be configured in many shapes. Nicely done!
      By RYOBI Nation, on July 14, 2017
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    • Wow! It fits the space beautifully! Great job figuring it out on your own. The ladder really adds character.
      By RYOBI Nation, on July 14, 2017

    • This is really gorgeous!! I want to build an entertainment center with a library ladder too!! You did an awesome job!!!
      By Build It Craft It Love It, on August 4, 2017
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    • Really cool build! Looks great!
      By RYOBI NATION, on September 11, 2018

    • Nicely done!
      By grover959, on September 17, 2018

    • Great build. I'm going to copy this for my XL Big Green Egg. I just cooked some burgers on it tonight, and as I dropped one poor, little patty on the ground (5-second rule worked just fine), it reminded me how I need more space on each side of the grill. This will give me exactly what I need. Thank you.
      By jaycompton205, on May 10, 2020
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