|Project by BigAxe||posted 06-14-2015 10:04 PM||706 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This as an end table I made for a former next door neighbour. It is my third attempt at building a small table.
It is constructed of black cherry that came from a small sawmill located on the Saint John river. The legs were ripped from a board 2” thick. The top and sides were from a single 1” board 10” wide.
White pine for the drawer came from a tree cut down by a friend at a small camp I owned. The drawer bottom is cedar.
I used a 13” bench planer to plane the boards to thickness after I had flattened one side by hand. I used a table saw to rip boards to width. All the other work was done using hand tools. This was my first attempt at hand cut dove tails. Previously I had used a router and dove tail jig. I think my router days are behind me.
To finish the project I applied an initial coat of orange shellac followed by applications of a linseed oil and beeswax finish from “Tried and True”. On my next project I will probably just use shellac and furniture wax.
I did not put any finish on the drawer sides or bottom.
There is a dust panel under the drawer made of pine. It was a challenge to figure out how to install the dust panel while at the same time fasten the top to the rails. I think I came up with an innovative solution. On my next project I may use fluting on the legs, maybe some inlay work.
I have thank Mr Cosman for allowing me a one month free trial. I watched his series on a build he made of a similar table. I also thank Robert Wearing for his excellent book “The Essential Wood Worker”.