|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 05-01-2015 11:39 PM||2090 views||3 times favorited||36 comments|
This is a table my daughter wanted to stand next to her Weber grill. It will live out doors so it made of cedar. The aprons and the drawer are doweled, screwed and glued together. It has a swing out drawer with a brass pivot pin riding in brass tubing for support. There is a 10 mm magnet behind the drawer to hold it closed. The drawer pull is made from osage orange and the legs are made from red cedar because I could not find any 2” thick white cedar. So I sliced up a red cedar log that has been standing in the barn for 5 years. It did not come clean so it has some character in the voids left after cutting it up. There are 1/2” thick nylon pads on the bottoms of the legs to prevent the ends from splintering and to keep it from sitting in water after it rains.
There are two 3/16” brass pegs to hand accessories on- like the grille brush.
It is finished with a few coasts of teak oil.
She called and is using it tonight!!
Here are some build shots:
The insert for the drawer pull aids in holding the front on because I could not put a pocket screw in on the inside of the curve
The exploded drawer before assembly
This is the first cut on the log on the band saw
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