|Project by moshel||posted 05-07-2009 04:59 AM||3749 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
This table was made from two slabs of macrocarpa i bought some time ago. the top is jointed from two parts of the slab as it was not wide enough.
i have used a new system for wedging the beam – one that i have never seen before so maybe I invented it. instead of trying to make tapered slot in 6 cm beam using chisels, i used a router to make a regular mortice and used two wedges one over the other. it is very very strong and i find it also pleasing.
the table was finished with 3 layers of BLO. I might also put a layer of marine varnish on the plate – not sure about that.
althoug macrocarpa is very durable, i have made “legs” from galvanized steel to prevent the wood from touching the grass.
-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...