While we have a welder in the shop, the previous welding situation was not ideal. All of the tools and equipment were piled in the corner of our wood shop and whenever there was welding to be done we ended up needing to move everything around and set up outdoors to avoid sawdust and get proper ventilation. I finally got sick of it and decided to put together a fold-out table that can be permanently stationed on the shop's back porch to make setting up safely for welding nice and easy. This is a great space saving solution for a shop like ours; we aren't doing any heavy duty welding but our set up needs to be safe, and functional.
My sister needed a new coffee table for a living room that would be functional as a table for eating at daily as well. We came up with the idea to have a lazy susan built right into the table surface to make the most of the space. I had previously cut and dried a bunch of branches that came down in my yard in a storm last year and I thought these would be the perfect material for this because they have a beautiful color variation and the striped look would visually highlight the spinning component of the table. This project was a lot of work, but I am really happy with how it came out and excited to share.
Father, Maker, and all around fun guy.