|Project by Lloyd Davies||posted 04-18-2009 10:12 AM||6861 views||5 times favorited||19 comments|
I started getting into woodwork about 2 years ago as a hobby. This is the first significant project I have done that I designed and built 100% myself. It was commissioned by my wife who wanted a triangular coffee table. The shape has also been likened to a boomerang, guitar pick and a misshapened discus.
Top is 3/4” thick maple veneer, top edges are 7 layers of laminated walnut, top corners are pupleheart. Top and shelf is attached to the table with figure 8 metal table fasteners. Top was initially cut out with a jigsaw and then sanded with a rotary sander to get the edges nice and smooth.
Shelf is 1/2” thick maple veneer edged with purpleheart (only 1 thin layer).
Rails for top and shelf are walnut. Legs are claro walnut and are joined to the stiles/rails with Festool domino tenons. Triangle for the legs are 90 degrees, 32 degrees and 58 degrees.
Took many many hours to build; the laminated edges were 21 separate glue up sessions with a band clamp. Total glue up sessions were 28!!! Everything was completely finished 7/8 layers of water-based semi-gloss polyurethane, sanded with 400 grit between each layer before with the final glue up.
Update on Aug 17, 2009. I have since made a couple of matching side tables which are available for your viewing pleasure at http://lumberjocks.com/projects/19774
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