|Project by Cheesehead||posted 05-30-2007 06:39 PM||2539 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
Pine Parkay Coffee Table
I built this table for my Mom for her birthday. It is constructed from cabinet grade solid pine. I used Mortise and Loose Tennon Joinery to join the apron stock to the legs. The Parkay top was made by edge gluing differing width pine boards together, cross cutting the edge glued boards into strips and reassembling them with glue and biscuits out of order. I know that end grain to end grain joinery is generally weak, but in this case the overall size of the top along with biscuits made it remarkably strong. The table also has a third stretcher under the middle of the table to add strength. I finished the table by sanding to 120 grit, Varathane Early American Stain, 1 coat linseed oil, and 3 coats of tung oil.
Thanks for looking
Aaron the “Cheesehead”