|Project by martin007||posted 04-21-2009 08:29 PM||3037 views||8 times favorited||14 comments|
I built this maple shaker influenced writing table for my young girl. She will start school next september but she already uses it for drawing. Hand made dovetails. I did a lot of hand work on this project like the dovetails, the tapered legs, top chanfer, top planing, smoothing and scraping, and used no sand paper. The front apron and drawer fronts come from the same curly maple board. The drawer fronts were cut out of the board and the other apron pieces where glued back together. I saw Norm Abram did this and it permits to have a continuity in the grain. You might notice the top offseted to the back, although it was not part of the initial design, when I first put the oversize table on the base, I liked the extra depth and since this table will eventually have a hutch I decided to leave it as is.
I Finished it with “tried and true” traditionnal oil and varnish and a final coat of wax.
PS When I presented the completed table to my daughter, she said: “Yuppy now we can paint it!”
-- Martin, Gatineau, Québec