(Inside: Sometimes things don’t work out as well as you’d planned. This DIY project was just that. Nothing went the way I thought it would. But now I know how not to make a faux agate/geode river table. Lesson learned.)
Confession time: I’m not a hard-core anything.
No, really, if you ask anyone I’ve ever worked for or spent any time with, they’ll tell you I’m really good at a lot of things–but not great at any one thing.
And that includes making stuff like a river table.
I’m really good at coming up with ideas (if there’s anything I’m great at, it’s thinking of ideas), but the execution is always another matter.
I can pull some awesome things off, don’t get me wrong.
But sometimes I fail.
Today was a fail.
And that’s ok.
Because we all have been inspired to make one of those faux agate/geode river table things, right?
But sometimes we need to know what NOT to do to do it right. Makey-sensey?
So…here’s where we are.
Faux Agate River Table – How Not to Make One
My biggest mistake was the clay. I probably could have made a pretty faux agate/geode river table in miniature.
But when the wood broke, I lost half the supports I had on the one side. Then, left with little or no choice but to fill in a long side with SOMETHING, I turned to the wrong material.
I probably should have gotten a new piece of wood–perhaps one not so old and dry, then used tape on each end to make a dam instead of clay.
So, I’ll try again one day and see how that works.
BUT! This was a great way to learn why people recommend things the way they do. I mean, how many fails of this do you see online? Like none.
So, this is a nice one to just get that knowledge base built. Because it’s sometimes nice to know the why of things instead of just “this is the way it’s done.”
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