Basic Pine Table, er, Desk

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Blog series by Lee Barker updated 04-22-2011 01:15 AM 1 part 1960 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: Mortises and Tenons, square and true. Top is Knot Acceptable.

04-22-2011 01:15 AM by Lee Barker | 8 comments »

The top is 28×46, to fit in a predetermined place, to match existing cabinetry in the room. Material is eastern soft pine, furniture grade, milled to 5/4. Knots aplenty, but mostly medium (25 cents) and smaller. I cut around the large ones, culling clear stuff for the legs. Mortising was via my Jet benchtop machine, tenons cut on the tablesaw on a sled. The remaining wood supplied the top. Considerable time was devoted to getting the knots into a “size family” and eve...

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