|Project by jwicks||posted 07-16-2009 06:36 PM||2045 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
I made this kitchen table for my kitchen/dining area. I got the design from a project I saw on LJ’s by GarageWoodworks. I basically scaled that version down and adjusted some of the proportions to fit in the space. The top in 40”x40”.
It’s made of cherry, with legs tapered on 2 sides, mortise and tenons for the apron, and a cove detail cut into the leg. I glued up the top in 2 stages. It is attached to the aprons with wooden buttons. The buttons fit into slots I cut on the aprons prior to assembly. The cove detail was a little tricky since I don’t have a router table, and I was worried that the cove on the 4th side wouldn’t meet the 1st side cleanly. So I built a small jig which I clamped to the leg, that the collar on the router could run against. It was a little nerve racking, but in the end all of the cove’s connected.
For the finish I used 2 wash coats of #1 cut dewaxed shellac followed by Waterlox Original on the base and Waterlox Gloss on the top. After about 2 weeks of curing time I rubbed out the top to cut down some of the gloss.
This project was my first time using cherry, first time cutting tapers, and first time making mortise/tenons.
More pictures of the build can be found in my Picassa album: