|Project by DaleMaley||posted 11-16-2015 12:18 PM||973 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
The September 2015 issue of Wood magazine contains plans for a Limbert style end table.
I entered the design into Google Sketchup, so I better understand the design, and can print off full scale paper patterns to use on the project.
I used red oak for my Limbert end table.
I also used Behlen’s grain filler on the top and the lower shelf, to give the mirror finish. You can see the reflection of the coffee cup on the table top in the main photo.
The time consuming part of this project is template routing the 4 legs, then the dowelled assembly of all 4 legs.
I used steel S pieces to attach the top to the legs. This is the first time I used these, and they seemed to work ok. They allow movement when there are changes in temperature and humidity.
The magazine article also calls for making a special router extension, that has a sliding groove. This lets you move the bit into and out of the round table top as you route it. I liked the sliding groove design and it worked well. I will use this design on any future round items I have to route.
To review all of my trials & tribulations of making this table, see my web site.
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/