|Project by Blake||posted 11-26-2008 11:06 AM||3649 views||26 times favorited||44 comments|
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This is the second piece of furniture I’ve ever built, and it represented several new challenges. It is my own design. The maple arches are made of laminated strips cold-bent over an MDF form.
The legs are Bubinga, tapered on the table saw. The apron is Birdseye Maple and the top is highly-figured “Bees Wing” Mahogany which I dug out of a pile of regular mahogany at a lumber store.
Mitered mortise and tenon joinery was used to join the apron to the legs, and the top is fastened with hardwood “buttons” to allow for seasonal movement. Its 36” long, 34” tall and 18” wide. The top is sanded to 600 grit and finished with several coats of linseed oil and a very light coat of a wipe-on oil/urethane mix.
I am about half way done with the matching coffee table which will be identical besides the proportions. This project took about 45 hours of building time. I bloged the process HERE if you are interested in progress photos.
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