|Project by Vic Vanderkooi||posted 12-28-2015 06:24 PM||1967 views||3 times favorited||17 comments|
This project was for a great friend of mine in Hawaii. The table top was a single slab of Monkey Pod (Raintree) that was around 6’ wide by 9’ long by 2 1/4 thick. It was badly warped when I got it and it took me almost a year of working with the piece to get it flat. I cut kerfs down the length to release some of the stress and then parked a motorcycle on it for a few months (curve up).
I made the legs out of the same wood from a much smaller slab. The “rear” leg was a single slab and the “front” leg I made into a Honu (Hawaiian Sea Turtle). I patched a few of the holes in the top and inserted some butterfly keys as well.
I finished it with boiled linseed oil and poly. If I had it to do over I would have used oil and Bri Wax.
Thanks for looking.
-- Vic (The Silent Woodworker)