|Project by Jon3||posted 07-08-2007 03:48 PM||3198 views||2 times favorited||24 comments|
Well, you need to start on the big stuff sometime, and we had an actual need for this. It is going to be a desk for my g/f for now, later on, it can act as a small table. The center is some weird spalted curly maple I had, banded with cherry, with a cherry base. The legs are some 8/4 cherry, and there is a taper, but not very strong. I kind of like the way it looked with just the real light taper on them. Joints done with the Domino, also my first real project for that, and it worked great, except I didn’t put enough glue into them. Had to reglue a bit after they dried.
Some lessons learned were:
Need more clamps! There are some hairline gaps on the cherry banding.
Must wait an entire 24 hours or more before trying to sand down the finish a bit, or you can end up smudging it. (Thankfully I tried it on a non-visible area!)
Curly maple is a trick to plane/sand.