|Project by jinkyjock||posted 08-22-2014 08:35 PM||1350 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
this is a solid Oak lounge table I have made for my nephew and his partner as a wedding gift.
The top is Scottish white Oak with a live edge, and some spalting on the edges.
I have had the top in my workshop for 2 yrs. waiting for a use.
Dimensions are; base = length 865mm height 460mm, 1 wide leg 460×280, 2 narrow legs 460×180.
Legs are 45mm thick stock, shelves @ 34mm.
Top is 32mm and overhangs by 100mm at both ends, total length of 1065mm.
I wanted a nice clean modern look on base to contrast the live-edge top.
Took some hints from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Edgar J. Kaufmann House, probably better known as Fallingwater.
First pic is of stock before final sizing to help work out proportions.
Construction was shelves biscuit-jointed into legs,
with dovetailed rails to add strength and prevent any lateral movement.
There are 3 rails on the top and one either side under the centrally located shelf.
All of the dovetails were hand cut with my Veritas dovetail saw, Japanese flush-cut and chisels.
Decided on a through dovetail as I liked the end-grain detail.
For a finish I sanded all over to 240 grit,
applied 3 coats of poly varnish, 4 to top.
cutting back with 320 grit between coats.
Thank you for looking and any comments/suggestions are welcome and much appreciated.
Cheers, Jinky (James).