Sunday, October 9, 2016

Granite Table

Dear Readers,

I have started sewing again this week, but I also finished a small outdoor granite table.  For the last 2 years, when I had the new counters put in, there had been a piece of granite leaning against my house by the front door.  It was the piece where the stove top was going to be...they don't cut that out till they arrive at the property to be sure it doesn't crack during shipping.

So I had this piece of granite 36 x 19 that had 4.5 inch cut outs at each corner.  So I moved it to the folding table I had put in the garage.  I then cut a left over 4 x 4 from the fence I had put up last summer into legs.  I also cut a 2 x 4 into lengths to support the granite.  I positioned the legs in the cut outs and screwed the 2 x 4 to the legs.  I then stained the legs and supports.

I had purchased 2 inch castors, but decided they looked too small, so I returned them and bought 3 inch castors.  They look more in proportion to the legs.  So today I attached the new castors and flipped the granite onto the table legs.  I didn't think I could do it by myself as the granite is heavy, I had just moved it to my dolly to get it to the garage, and kind of leaned it against the table and slid it up there.  Getting it down was promising to be tricky.  I ended up tilting it up on the edge, grabbing the cut outs and lifting it down...almost dropped it, but got it there.

I have too many sewing projects going at this is a partial list...
      1)  Pigeon Forge challenge quilt

      2)  Jere's mystery quilt

      3)  Bonnie Hunter mystery

      4)  Tumbler quilt

      5)  Celeste's mountain quilt

My other project I just set up for is to finish getting the wall paper paste off the wall in the hall...  it never ends, but it keeps me out of trouble.  It would sure be nice to have that done before Christmas time.  I will have to stop playing games on my phone to make inroads into all those projects!!

Sew on...