Sofa Arm Tray With Easy Box Joints
Sofa arm tray with easy box joints is post about For The Home bookmarked by gordon with ID 11155378510 was uploaded on 13-02-2019 and has been viewed 334,511 times.
If you have a sofa or chair with large stuffed arms, you know how tempting it is to balance a drink on them.Unfortunately, this often leads to unfortunate spills.This week's project offers a great solution: the sofa arm tray.
It's similar to a TV tray, but handier to use; just slide it over an arm.BOX JOINTS: THE EASY WAY! The main feature of this sofa arm tray is the box joints, or at least what may seem like box joints.I suppose technically they are box joints, just constructed differently.
Instead of using some sort of box joint jig on the table saw, these are simple a bunch of wood strips, staggered and glued together to interlock.I made all of my strips 1″ (25mm) wide, but you could make them any width you like.
To make it even simpler, use off-the-rack lumber from the home center and you will only need to crosscut them to length.For me, this was a good opportunity to use the crosscut sled I made in last week's show.
I glued and clamped up the pieces for the top, alternating sizes to create the box joints.I found that it made sense to glue on the individual side pieces one at...