|Project by kaerlighedsbamsen||posted 07-03-2015 07:12 PM||1365 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
For a long time I have wanted to make a table to go with my Wegner chair project. While this is not entirely finshed yet (working on it at this wery moment) drawings for a suitable table was made at the same time as the chair.
The biggest hurdle in order to make the table was timber. As i have written about before, good quality hardwood is not easy to come by where I live. Until recently when i got in contact with this company. The owner himself gave me a tour of the operation and wow- stack after stack of lovely lovely beech, ash, maple and even some boxwood.
Made it home wit some boards of ash – my favorite timber – and went to work.
Found an old 1920’ish oak table top that i dismantled, reglued and ebonized with my signature vinegar+steel wool. Finished with about 6 layers of boiled linseed oil and wax on top.
Assebled the legs+aprons with with mortice&tennons. Wanted them to be as light colored as possible in order to make acontrast to the dark table top so went with a classic soap treatment like described here. Had a bit of tearout on the ash and made myself this scraper plane. Worked wonders.
Fun and rewarding build. By far the most time consuming part was waiting for the oil to dry..
As always: Let me know what yout hink!
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