I have decided to build a hallway table with two large walnut boards I bought last year (from craigslist). I have included two sketchup drawings of the concept. It will be 15” deep x 40” long x 31 1/2” tall and fits at the top of my second story stair landing. The detail picture shows where I’ll use some left-over cherry to border the drawers and rails with cherry that I will bead for effect. The drawing also shows a cherry inlay strip and circle, but if I have a good bookmatch pattern from the resawing I will skip that.
I scoped out the boards again last night and see on the wider board where there is a clean, unchecked place I will cut out an > 8” x 42” nicely figured piece to resaw for the 15×40 top and the other board has plenty of material for the legs, aprons and drawer fronts. I will be flattening one face of the 8” top with hand planes since it’ll be too big for my jointer then with that face flat I’ll run it through the planer and resaw it. I have planned for a thin 1/2” top for something different than the usual 3/” tops I’ve done. That may change depending on how the shaping and resawing go.
Woo Hoo! a new artsy-fartsy project! (Self designed!)
I am still getting used to sketchup so these aren’t refined (and may never be…)
I’ll take a picture of the raw walnut tomorrow to show what will be the source of the table to be.
-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes!