|Project by CClark86||posted 07-21-2014 05:23 PM||1182 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Coffee Table number 2. Same structural design as the first table, designed instead with sharp edges versus curves and use of dovetail keys in place of so many exposed dowel pins. I also trimmed down the width of the legs and wanted much of the leg’s width to be in the finger joints.
Woods are cherry on the legs, maple and walnut for the stretchers, heavily spalted maple for the top and bottom and dovetail keys are made of spalted maple and spalted pinoak. Cherry dowels are used to pin the top and bottom shelves onto the stretchers.
Finish procedure was sanding to 4000 and then several coats of BLO. (I know many do not like the color BLO gives to spalted maple, but I enjoy it.) Each shelf has a coat of Satin Arm r seal for added protection.
This table gave me many problems… Didn’t have wide enough cherry boards for the legs so they are each made of 2 glued boards… during assembly I had a glue line fail and separate one of the legs. I also fitted one of the finger joints backwards and the table went together cock-eyed which required additional leveling. The pattern on the maple stretchers was done on my small bandsaw and exploded several attempts at the spalted maple veneer before getting enough useable sections.
-- Hobbyist Homebrewer, Woodworker, Glider Pilot. But only ever two at the same time.