The Potting Table at Our Little House



This one’s for you, Cal! Dale’s potting/utility table


Sorry for the absence, we have been busy at Our Little House getting taxes ready (yuck), working (would rather be playing, but having work is good), Dale’s been fighting a cold (double yuck) and we’ve been dealing with Abbi’s injury and Molly’s heart problem (triple yuck).

Perhaps it’s the distractions or tiring of the cold weather – I can’t call it Cabin Fever this year as it hasn’t been that cold – but it is winter and not spring or summer, but my mind hasn’t been too creative with regards to coming up with posts for Living Large.

I would rather give you substance rather than drivel, so I decided to take a couple of weeks off. I intended on replacing written posts this week with some photos I thought you would enjoy, but the week got away.

When a couple of people in our community contacted me this week to make sure we were still alive and kickin’ here at Our Little House, I realized I needed to get it in gear.

Thank you so much for your concern, I truly love you all!

This first photo is for Cal, especially, who wanted to see a photo of the potting/utility table Dale built from scrap pieces of pallet wood.

I’ll be back Tuesday with more photos, I promise!

What do you think of Dale’s first table?

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12 Responses

  1. Excellent! I made my husband a BBQ table one year for his birthday, but made it out of redwood.

  2. mat says:

    Looks great! The joints look nice and tight and the whole thing looks solid. I always wondered how well those jigs work….
    And FWIW, I always second-guess my designs too. It always looks perfect on paper (or the computer), but when I put my hands on it, there’s something about it I’d change. I try to live it with it for a while and if it still bothers me after a couple of years, I redo it. Just want to make sure I get my use out of it!

  3. Beautiful! I love the primitive style and clean, simple lines. I predict that a hundred years from now, someone will pay a handsome price to an antique dealer for this treasure!

  4. Cal Olson says:

    I think Dale’s first table is amazing! Nothing to hide there, friends – what a fine job! Thanks for letting us see it!

    • Kerri says:

      Thanks, Cal! Dale is starting to let go of the couple of nit-picky (in my opinion) things that didn’t go exactly as he hoped and he is very proud of it now. It goes with our outdoor environment and is very sturdy and functional. He’s struggled with woodworking in the past, but this Kreg Jig has done the trick!

  5. Jan says:

    I think it looks like a very nice potting table! Trust me, you could probably go online and find some retail website with a similar looking potting table at 3 times the cost and it wouldn’t be made nearly as well. Great job!

  6. Judy says:

    Good job Dale!! Looks all square and strongly built!! Should last for a long time.