|Project by LeTurbo||posted 12-20-2015 04:14 PM||1107 views||6 times favorited||5 comments|
This design really started off with some scraps a fellow woodworker was throwing away: those triangles left over from cutting a tapered table leg.
I liked the shape. And, as they were around 600mm each, there was plenty of wood to make a 400mm high side table.
I detailed most of the original build at http://imgur.com/a/b3C3l
Since then, I changed the details of the three-way joint in the middle to this version you see in the accompanying pictures.
There are three versions of table. One is all kiaat, another is kiaat legs and stinkwood crossbraces, the third is stinkwood crossbraces with balau legs that are lightly blackened with ferrous oxide. It’s simply me using up scrap wood in my workshop.
(I share my workshop with several other woodworkers, and one day a mysterious piece of wood simply appeared in my section. I asked around but nobody knew where it came from or what it was. I planed it lightly, and it looked bland and grey. I sawed it, and it smelled terrible … like fresh human faeces. So then we knew it was stinkwood. Further planing showed some lovely chatoyance and lovely figure, with a golden colour.)