|Project by Mauritius||posted 08-03-2009 09:37 PM||6199 views||14 times favorited||17 comments|
This is the last of my previously completed projects and definitely the largest to date. This was finished about two weeks ago, it took about 100 hours and involved a lot of new techniques for me. Woods used are Brazilian cherry and cypress. The table is an adaptation of the plans from popular mechanics: http://www.popularmechanics.com/home_journal/woodworking/1273261.html I made a few modifications, the most significant was narrowing the top slats by a half inch to avoid an excess of waste. I also beveled the top edges of the slats and inside of the rail and did a bit of “decorative” routing on the skirt. The table legs are also tapered slightly, although it might be hard to tell from the photos.
Joinery on the table top and skirt is entirely mortise and tenon. The top is attached to the skirt via pocket holes. Titebond III holds it all together and it’s finished with a coat of Cabot deck stain on all surfaces.