Monday, February 20, 2012

Scratch built picnic table on a budget (in 30 minutes)

24 hours later and I'm still waiting for my Scenic Express Concrete pads to dry.

What to do?  Build a picnic table for outside your ice cream shop, of course.

You can buy a 1.5" O-Scale picnic table online for $12, but why, I thought.  I took some thin sheets of balsa wood and a straight edge and started cutting with an X-acto knife.  No plan, no measurements...I just eye-balled it.  I didn't even look at a picture, I just made it up as I went.  I used Crazy Glue to glue it together and hit it with some wood stain.  It took less than 30 minutes in all.  It's a little lop-sided but whatever...not bad for not measuring anything.