|Project by Rakudrama||posted 12-21-2008 12:28 AM||2129 views||20 times favorited||11 comments|
I had seen a couple of tables of this general design so when I saw the piece of Goncalo Alves in the store I had to have it. The legs are Bubinga with Wenge splines in the miters. The black supports for the top are stained beech.
I had never worked with Goncalo Alves, Bubinga or Wenge before. They are all heavy and hard.
The very last miter joints did not come together perfectly – I had a slight twist when I glued up one of the previous joints. I had to plane a compensating twist into the last miter joint. Lucky for me the last joints were the rear feet.
The finish is 3 coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal which was pretty fool-proof.
If I made this table again, I think I would make the gap between the legs and top narrower, and make the frame very slightly thinner (1 1/2” instead of 1 5/8”), and probably make it a little shorter – 5’8” is a long table.