|Project by gizmodyne||posted 06-16-2007 05:10 PM||5724 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
I built this tabouret in 2005 during my spare time in my woodworking table class. The main table was the Greene and Greene Style Coffee table which we built mostly step by step. I work pretty fast so I had a lot of down time.
I found the drawings for this table in the Robert Lange book: Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture
The table was the first project I built from quartersawn white oak. I bought the lumber at the school so the pickings were slim… they don’t carry very much oak.
I joined the rails with half-laps. These rails and the top rails (not shown) join with mortise and tenon. They are also pegged with oak dowels.
The top is a three piece glue up. The top is attached with screws through elongated holes through the upper rails.
I chamfered the bottom of the legs to give it a floating look
The finish (which I hate): dye, shellac, dark brown glaze, shellac, wax. It feels nice to the touch but I did not know what I was doing with the dye.
Skills learned: half-laps, cutting a circle on the bandsaw, using shellac, mixing dyes, applying wax
- Match the grain! When I glued up the legs I used a mix of quarter and rift sawn. It just looks wrong. Same on the top.
- Let the finish dry before applying more color. Otherwise it gets darker and darker and darker…
- It is functional side table, but I might strip it and refinish it at some point.
- My teacher liked the table design so much, he made it the new project for the class.
- Also, some nice ray flecking on the rails.
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne