It’s my first Thanksgiving in Canada, so I took the opportunity (and extra day off of work) to clear out the wood-room in the basement.
My landlord had left woodworking tools behind when they moved across country, but the room had enough spiders, webs and saw-dust that I .. uh .. hadn’t gotten around to using them yet.
I saw a cheap frame for a desk in IKEA’s Seconds section but they had no table tops. I was sure I could get one, so I picked it up any way. When I found a stack of old fencing in the garage, I was sure it would do. It was in pretty bad condition, but basically straight and flat:
Some industrial extension cord, lights and a lot of vacuuming and sweeping later, and I was ready to chop it down:
Then a go with the orbital sander:
Because I’ve not even really been to a hardware store yet, I only had one sheet of sandpaper, thankfully it was enough. The dry fit turned out well; a few pieces needed some sanding on their ends for ease, but I standed them all to avoid future splinters.
It’s not perfectly flat, but for basically free wood and basically free tools on a free day, I’m really pleased.