|Project by mpmitche||posted 01-14-2015 01:34 AM||1265 views||5 times favorited||1 comment|
This is an end table I made for our living room inspired by some work of James Krenov and to go with a coffee table of similar design. The table is higher than typical for a couple reasons; one Krenov listed his that way, two the design leaves a long span to the floor that could be crushed by sliding furniture. This height ensures that the arm rests hit the table at the stretcher height which I hope will make it more durable.
The table is built with mortise and tenon construction into the legs and a lap joint in the center of the stretchers. For a finish the entire table was rubbed with shellac, polished with pumice stone to fill the grain and then given more shellac. Two coats of varnish went on the top (the coffee table has had the french polish damaged several times and I wanted to avoid that this time) which was then rubbed out to a satin finish. A coating of paste wax finished off the table and gives it that tactile feel that I love about paste wax.
Thanks for looking.
-- Mike, Western New York