I’m a confident person. I don’t often admit to being scared or nervous about things and I don’t usually shy away from a challenge. I first saw the plans for this parquet table top over a year ago and thought “Wow! That’s beautiful” followed immediately by “Yikes! All those angle cuts look terrifying.” I was scared. I didn’t want to invest time and money into a project that I wasn’t confident in completing to a level of precision that would allow me to proudly place the finished piece in my living room for all to see.
Fast forward 12+ months and several other successful builds. Rogue Engineer posted plans for the Lybrook coffee table that featured a trestle design with an exposed tenon look. It was the perfect base for that parquet top. It was time to let go of fear and worry and give this project everything I’ve got.