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Anna White Dropzone Table

  • January 24, 2018

LAinSFLA
LAinSFLA
LAinSFLA
LAinSFLA

So while watching many youTube videos on Anna White's new house, I finally decide to tackle a problem we were both having. On one episode she needs to make a dropzone table. Basically a junk table for when you come in the door. I needed the same thing in our kitchen, so I could reclaim some counter space back. Shant-2chic also did a similar table, and that is the plans/dimensions I used. I needed to return a laser measure that I got duplicate for Christmas, so the price was right. I took the measure back and just got an $80 store credit for big orange. I was able to purchase all the wood, hardware, and new blade for my RYOBI circular saw. I also got the Kreg rip cut for xmas, so this would be a perfect project. As always, I had my faithful helper with me making sure I measured twice and cut once. I did run into a problem when assembling. There was only one piece of birch on the shelf and it looked good. However, when I got it home and flat, it had a twist, which made the center support a little off. Same with one of the 1x2, which is why the doors appear a bit off. All in all, it took me about 5 hours to unpack, set up, cut, build, and enjoy. For my first cabinet, I think it came out pretty good. I will look into routing the inserts into the doors next time, as I had to take out the shelves and cut them down a 1/2" to accommodate. The paint came out okay, it may have been because the paint was a bit older, but it looks fine for the kitchen. I did use minwax furniture wax to seal it all up.

1. Loved using the square cut. I got it as a present and thought the using a circular saw and speed square was fine. This thing was accurate and so easy to use. It cut my time for cuts way down. I don't have a mitre saw, and this is a very quick and easy solution. Way faster than a speed square.

2. Rip cut was like butter on the plywood. So easy and very accurate. Just have to have a good set up to use it.

3. Bought some clamps which made cutting and assembly much much easier. Everyone is right, you can not have TOO many clamps.

4. Need to work on getting that smooth spray on finish. Tried everything, but just could not get it on this one. I think it may have been the paint. It was 3 years old, and smelled kind of bad. BUT, it went on well and smooth on my baseboards and pocket door the day before.

4. Lastly, I think I would edge band the plywood where it is exposed next time. I think it will soak up the paint and look nicer next time.

On to the next project. Thanks for the comments or suggestions.

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Anna White Dropzone Table

by LAinSFLA
Jan 24, 2018
Medium 58446278 42c5 40a3 86fb 4f9f9d378907

So while watching many youTube videos on Anna White's new house, I finally decide to tackle a problem we were both having. On one episode she needs to make a dropzone table. Basically a junk table for when you come in the door. I needed the same thing in our kitchen, so I could reclaim some counter space back. Shant-2chic also did a similar table, and that is the plans/dimensions I used. I needed to return a laser measure that I got duplicate for Christmas, so the price was right. I took the measure back and just got an $80 store credit for big orange. I was able to purchase all the wood, hardware, and new blade for my RYOBI circular saw. I also got the Kreg rip cut for xmas, so this would be a perfect project. As always, I had my faithful helper with me making sure I measured twice and cut once. I did run into a problem when assembling. There was only one piece of birch on the shelf and it looked good. However, when I got it home and flat, it had a twist, which made the center support a little off. Same with one of the 1x2, which is why the doors appear a bit off. All in all, it took me about 5 hours to unpack, set up, cut, build, and enjoy. For my first cabinet, I think it came out pretty good. I will look into routing the inserts into the doors next time, as I had to take out the shelves and cut them down a 1/2" to accommodate. The paint came out okay, it may have been because the paint was a bit older, but it looks fine for the kitchen. I did use minwax furniture wax to seal it all up. 1. Loved using the square cut. I got it as a present and thought the using a circular saw and speed square was fine. This thing was accurate and so easy to use. It cut my time for cuts way down. I don't have a mitre saw, and this is a very quick and easy solution. Way faster than a speed square. 2. Rip cut was like butter on the plywood. So easy and very accurate. Just have to have a good set up to use it. 3. Bought some clamps which made cutting and assembly much much easier. Everyone is right, you can not have TOO many clamps. 4. Need to work on getting that smooth spray on finish. Tried everything, but just could not get it on this one. I think it may have been the paint. It was 3 years old, and smelled kind of bad. BUT, it went on well and smooth on my baseboards and pocket door the day before. 4. Lastly, I think I would edge band the plywood where it is exposed next time. I think it will soak up the paint and look nicer next time. On to the next project. Thanks for the comments or suggestions.