|Project by UncannyValleyWoods||posted 05-28-2015 02:57 AM||961 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I built this about a year ago, just before my son was born. Needless to say, I have not been in the shop or around this site since the little guy came along.
I’m not pleased with these pics, but I think you get the idea.
It’s laminated Cherry with Walnut legs and padauk inlay. The Cherry was actually three left over pieces from another project. I was able to get some really great flow out of the grain pattern.
I wanted to avoid building a skirt, so I did some crazy shit to attach the legs. I actually turned the top ends round, then set them into round mortises on the table top and then tightened them further with wedges. I carved out squares on the table top to hide the joint and then inlaid padauk over them.
The drawer was a simple slide on wood rails, fastened with dowel pins.
There isn’t a piece of metal anywhere in this table. I was afraid it would suffer structurally, but it will actually hold my weight without a bit of give (and I’m a huge guy)...
-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce