Is it ok to build a table yourself?

For a few years, my wife and I wanted a coffee table (square) but bigger than the one we bought when we moved in.
We wanted a table a bit like the ones that are sold at department stores and Ikea.

Having discovered a real passion for woodworking and carpentry, it was the opportunity to put into practice my knowledge acquired on the forums or through some YouTube vids.

Especially since I had never really worked on “massive” wood.
The oak being one of the wood species that we prefer, I took the first step .. to buy the basic material.
Dimensions of the table were = 90x90x44cm.
I realized that I would need a lot of power tools, which was no problem. I have a good table saw already. For table saw guides visit The Saw Critic. If you’re ready to buy I would recommend the DeWalt DWE 7491RS, I’ve had this one for years.

So everything started with the purchase of planks planed at (200x18x2cm) in solid oak: I then cut them to spec and followed the instructions in the videos. 2 solid weeks later I had done it! Building a table yourself doesn’t have to be that hard, you just need to go at it all the way and watch some tutorials.

Types of kitchen sinks

As you know there are two types of kitchen sinks, normal and corner. Corner sinks are usually installed for practical and functional reasons, to maximize and take advantage of the space or when the kitchen design requires it for example, or sometimes to try to hide them as much as possible since the sink is one of the Uglier parts of the kitchen.

Undoubtedly, choosing a normal sink or a corner sink has to be a well thought out decision as its location will decisively influence how we develop later in the kitchen. For this reason, today we have decided to make an article in which we will try to dis aggregate the advantages and disadvantages of installing a corner sink.

Advantages of installing a corner sink

For large kitchens. In a large kitchen a corner sink is a good alternative, since large kitchens usually have wide corners that are not usually used well. In addition to having more space, we can install a corner sink wider than normal and not suffer because of the little space that these usually offer us.

For small kitchens. In a small kitchen is also a great solution since when installing the sink in the corner we have more counter available to prepare food comfortably.

For aesthetics. I do not know if you have had the opportunity to see a kitchen of a friend or relative in which there is a corner washbasin, but if you have seen it, surely you have stayed a little with your mouth open. Corner sinks give us an unusual view and a very attractive unique design.

Disadvantages of installing a corner sink

Loss of natural light. Generally, kitchen sinks are located under a window to take advantage of the kitchen’s natural light. When installing a corner sink, this advantage disappears, and depending on where it is installed we should use more artificial light making the consumption of light is higher.

Reduced size. Unless we ask for a custom sink or find a line of them unusually large, corner sinks are smaller than usual to make them easier to install.

Loss of space in the lower furniture. Probably the bottom space in the corner where the sink is null. It can not be used for storage and there is surely no room for anything.

Greater difficulty in cleaning it. Corner sinks make the cleaning task a bit more complicated than normal. It is not a decisive factor or determinant, but something to be taken into account. It should be noted though that if you get a good kitchen faucet like this Delta one then you will have an easier time with this.


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