|Project by Bill||posted 07-24-2007 07:42 PM||2360 views||0 times favorited||25 comments|
My latest project was to make a set of end tables based on my Thorsen Table entry. These are mission style tables, with a simple design. There is no drawers or bottom shelf (thus less dusting).
These tables are made of Red Oak, and finished with three polyurethane (no stain involved).
The aprons, stretchers, and spindles are all attached using the Festool Domino tenons.
The tops are 16 inches square, while the base is 14 inches square.
I elected to go for little overhang on the table tops, since these would be placed next to a sofa that has the built in recliner leg supports. This allows the table to be close to the sofa, but out enough to allow someone to open the leg support latch.
Overall, the Domino allowed me to do the tenons much easier than on my last table. I still am learning how to use it, but it has been a great purchase.
And, wiping on the varnish allowed me to get a great looking finish without the usual runs and such. It is a bit more work than using a brush, but much better results.
-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com