|Project by KnickKnack||posted 09-19-2014 10:08 AM||2648 views||15 times favorited||29 comments|
I made the first drawings for this a goodly number of years ago, during my “suspended phase” – but it never progressed because I was unsure how to attach legs to the top – the original idea had always been to sandwich the legs between two of the “stitches”, but that never seemed right.
But a couple of weeks ago, whilst staring at the drawing, glass of wine in hand, this popped into my head and seemed like the ideal solution.
The last picture shows the “micro-adjustment” jig I made 3 years ago (blog here) which I used for cutting what are basically box-joints.
I’m not big on using hand tools, but I’m really enjoying cutting with my super-duper new Japanese saw that I imported from the UK…
...so I decided to try and cut the leg tenons with it…
With some chisel cleanup (possibly my least favourite tool) they came out not tooooooo bad.
I’ve aimed for the “2-tone” effect on fumed oak a few times, but it’s never really worked out.
Fume first, then cut some away, in this case a 45° beveled edge, to reveal “unfumed” wood beneath. This time it’s worked, although it’s a bit too much of a contrast, I think. Perhaps I should have given it a few minutes after cutting to tone it down a bit?
Ash, jatobá, fumed oak.
Finished with linseed oil.
Top is 390mm square (although it’s not, as you can see, square), 265mm high.
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