|Project by LoganN||posted 02-26-2015 02:32 AM||1469 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
This table was designed over a year and a half ago to feature a beautiful and unique Spalted maple board I bought, along with a gorgeous piece of 6/4 curly maple. I have been dreaming of this design for a long time and I finally made it a reality. This is made of maple, curly apple, Spalted maple, and walnut.
The leg is mortised into the top and bottom support beams and the side supports are dovetailed into the top and bottom portions. The tenons are held in place using dowels. The middle shelf is dadoed into the leg. The cracks in the Spalted maple are reinforced using wenge bow ties. (I was going to use rosewood, but cleaning it up caused me to almost lose the tip of my ring finger, so I went with something easier to work!) this was the first time I have done bow ties and it was very difficult with the Spalted maple. It tried to break apart many times, but I was able to stabilize it.
The finish is danish oil and wipe on poly – it took over a week to finish it, but the finish is beautiful and worth it, I believe.
Comment are welcome – I hope you enjoy the way this looks as much as I do!