|Project by Jarred||posted 07-19-2015 08:18 PM||696 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This is a project I worked on for some time. Our family had long ago outgrown the tiny table we bought unfinished when my wife and I got married. It was time for a new table. The shape is hexagonal due to the shape of the breakfast nook where the table would sit.
I used elm that I dried out over the last 3 years for everything except the trim, which is cherry. I used a leveling jig to roughly level the table top as well as the bookmatched base, with a belt-sander. The legs were turned. One of the regrets that I have from the project is that I didn’t have thicker stock to use for the legs. The edge of the table has just a little wobble, despite two deck screws top and bottom securing the legs to the tabletop and base because the very slight twist in each of the legs is amplified at the edge of the table.
The table is finished with Danish Oil and Polycrylic. Defects filled in with epoxy.
Keep watching for cherry chairs to be posted sometime in the next decade.
Thanks for looking! Comments/critiques/suggestions are welcome.
PS In most of the pictures the base looks smaller than it really is because of the camera perspective.
-- My projects are imperfect in every way, just like their creator. Their creator loves them nonetheless, just like mine.