|Project by ugoboy||posted 02-22-2015 08:32 PM||1189 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
My Girlfriend were sitting outside having coffee one morning and she said “It sure would be nice to have something to set her coffee on” So I went into the shop and found some wormy Ash that I had left over from a bench. I made the frame and legs with Ash. I also had a couple pieces of cherry for the drawers. When it came to the front and top I really didn’t have anything pretty so I went to see my Friend Steve. I rummaged thru his pile of wood and found a 2” thick piece of Mesquite with a really cool live edge. After getting it home I realized it was just too small for the top so I cut it down and made a bread board design (No end grain showing) I also took a piece for the drawer front. The table came out really nice, But looked a little plain so I added a Star to the middle. Then I probably bit off more than I could chew I added some banding to the top, but I didn’t plan out the joins very well so I had to make some corner rosettes. Some reason the rosettes didn’t come out the right color but it hide my corner flaws. I still haven’t come up with a handle for the front. I just love the grain of the mesquite. I am thinking to make just a simple pull knob from some dyed black Popular.
-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas