Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Time to make the hardware!
Hot damn, I'm almost done!
I found some beefy aluminum bar stock, and cut four lengths of it, in order to make some mounting brackets. I've used this method a few times before, and really like the unobtrusive way that these look.
The brackets required some drilling
to accomodate the mounting screws.
The bars needed some TLC, they were a little scuffed.
Here I'm trying to lay out a few more holes;
I marked them, and dug out some appropriate bits -
then spent a little quality time with my drill press.
These came out exactly as planned.
After a little more sanding, I shot them with some flat black paint. I think there are a few different camps in the "hardware color" field - and I'm definitely a fan of black hardware, as opposed to brass or nickel.
Then I predrilled the wooden base sides and temporarily attached them to the base. A line, scribed on each side of the bracket with a utility knife,
marked the area that needed to be removed. I routed away most of the waste, and then cleaned up everything with a chisel. You can see the line I scribed here.
Now the bracket sits flush. Sweet.
I don't have much more work to do - attach a center stretcher and a little more sanding and this table will be complete. Delivery is always one of the best parts of building!