After completing my hanging tool cabinet build I decided to push myself to attempt some sort of inlay work coupled with curved wood.
This table in No 77 of Woodsmith Magazine caught my eye and I decided to have a go at it. Here are the results so far.
In this posed photo I have the sled I made for this project, with the tapered on four sides leg. the rabbets cut on the top and bottom take the contrasting dark wood (sapele) 1/8” inlays. Then 1/4” rabbets are cut on all four corners at the router table with a spiral bit and more sapele is glued in.
Inlays planed flush then a 1/4” mitered bead added near the top gave this result.
I cut three half elipse from 1/2” baltic ply. I kept one as a template, after smoothing and perfecting the template, I copy routed the other two to match. Then I stack drilled 17 clamp holes 2 1/2” back from the edge. Using ash I cut the spacer blocks, cut and glued them between the two ply pieces and cut slots for the legs using my slot mortiser. Here the test for fit, before gluing in the legs.
Cutting 3/4” thick ash 4” wide I glued a 3/8” wide 90 thou thick piece of sapele on one edge. Then I kerfed the back of board for the bends.
The last of the trim glued in.
Next week the top!
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