Tooling around on the interwebs last winter, I got inspired to try another yardstick table.
I love my first one, but I was ready for some advanced cutting and placing. Both the hardest and most fun part of this was figuring out what pattern to use. After a lot of messing around, I decided to use the traditional log cabin quilt pattern. I loved the idea of modernizing such a lovely old pattern. Reclaiming it, as it were. The challenge, which I did not experience with my first table, was the warp of the very old and well-used sticks. My husband took an electric drill to them and was kind enough to create a pattern with the screws, but I still wasn’t thrilled with it, and despite shimming the sticks, it wasn’t completely flat. A friend suggested epoxy, made famous by the amazingly talented local artist Scout Cuomo. It worked great, giving the surface a shine that makes the colors of the sticks really pop. Plus, it was super fun to work with!