For part two of my detailed design review, I included a timeline broken up into weeks with milestones highlighted. Below is a screenshot of part of my detailed timeline. Since woodworking is a new skill for me, I incorporated checking in with professionals every step of the way. My school has two wood shops, and I’ve met with staff members from both. My schedule includes showing them my drawings to get feedback, as well as checking in with them periodically regarding my materials, the actual stages of building, and finishes. During the upcycle project, I learned that no matter how well you plan, you will encounter road blocks you couldn’t prepare for. Taking lessons learned, I added an entire “hail Mary” contingency week to my schedule.
Below is a detailed chart of what materials I plan on using as well as where I plan on getting them from. Standard tools like screwdrivers are readily available at both school machine shops.
One of my issues is that I’m not sure about what materials will be needed to make my table sturdy enough in reality to be able to use it. Even with utilizing levelers, making even legs to hold weight is a tricky part of home-made furniture. I need to buy enough wood to be able to make additional stringers or other forms of bracing.
Most of my materials I can get locally, and the rest I can get online. If i want to make this a one-stop trip, I can get everything I want from Home Depot (or an equivalent hardware store).
While pine wood is relatively expensive, I prefer to use real wood over veneer. I think real wood looks and feels classier and sturdier than veneer.
|Pine wood||¾”||Home depot||price|
|screws||1 ½”||Home depot|
|Glue||ITLL||mortise and tenon|
|Levelers||1 pack (4-8)||Amazon||Based on tripod or 4 legs|
|Sand paper||Idea Forge & ITLL|
|All machines||Idea Forge & ITLL|
Update: With Alibaba being based in China, and the current backlog of international orders, classmate suggested I change this to Home Depot. Home Depot has them in stock, and they are (basically) just as cheap as from Alibaba.