|Project by DonB||posted 02-15-2015 01:23 PM||917 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
Arts and Crafts Side Table. Picture two is a dry press fit assembly. Knot free pine. Two notched stretchers. The one on top holds the top on, the bottom is a pinned through tendon. Legs are made from a 2×4 squared to 1 1/2. Careful marking allowed router table mortise through the legs. Had to come in from both sides as the bit was too far extended for my comfort. Marked the leading/trailing edge of the bit on the masking tape which was attached to the fence. Marked the leg and VERY carefully eased through the leg at 1/8 per pass, turned it over and finished the mortise. Since it was a through mortise, it had to be “on” the mark. I was wishing for a rich uncle to buy my birthday present (yes – a Mortise set up). Stain was Honey Maple with water based poly finish. This the sixth project for my granddaughter. They’ll be here in June with a trailer.