Making a Side Table my Own Way

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Blog series by ~Julie~ updated 08-07-2012 12:34 AM 4 parts 10111 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: Designing

07-30-2012 02:40 AM by ~Julie~ | 3 comments »

Many years ago I went to an auction and bought some 14” tall wooden legs. I think I have 14 of them, which is an odd number, but anyway, this is what they look like: Now, the problem with these legs is that they are round at the top, not square. Most legs have a square section at the top to which one could attach flat boards to be the apron, or skirt. So, for me to make a side table I cannot just nail or screw these legs to a flat apron. PLUS, the fancy rolls at the top would get ...

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Part 2: Making the parts

07-31-2012 12:22 AM by ~Julie~ | 3 comments »

I’m trying to make a triangular table base with 3 legs and a circular top. Okay, to make the base, I cut the apron pieces out of pine at 60 degrees: The ends are such that one end overlaps the one beside it, which I’m really not sure how to explain other than that and each end is different, with one going past the adjacent piece. Perhaps the photo will show it: In order to have the legs show their “rolls” I will cut a groove in each apron piece at a po...

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Part 3: Clock Table

08-01-2012 11:37 PM by ~Julie~ | 0 comments »

Please check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this series to see how I designed and made this table. After the table was stained, I first put vaseline in spots on the table base and legs. Then I painted with white paint on top, in a bit of a rough way, not being concerned about covering every bit of wood. The vaseline stops the paint from getting through to the wood. Once the paint is dry, I just rub away the vaseline and the stain shows in those parts. Here is the underside of the table with...

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Part 4: Compass Table

08-07-2012 12:34 AM by ~Julie~ | 2 comments »

Please check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this series to see how I designed and made this table, and Part 3 to see the first one I made. Since the set up for making something from scratch is so much work, from planing the wood to setting the mitre saw on an angle to setting the router for cutting a groove… why not make more than one table? Besides, I had the extra legs. I decided to make a compass table top for my second round table: I really enjoy making circles with my rou...

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