|Project by riverguy||posted 01-02-2016 05:25 AM||1001 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
My supply of this wonderful wood is about exhausted. (See my recent other nutmeg table post for details on the wood and finishing process.) This table is about 64” x 34” and the plank top is 2” thick. I’ve been having such a positive experience with this “retro-industrial” genre of furniture that I’ve built quite a bit of it now and enjoy the process a lot. It also gave me an excuse to buy a wire-feed welder! As with the other table, the planks are edge-machined and then glued-and-splined with continuous 1/2” x 2” splines. It will never come apart! The legs run through mortise-drilled holes in the cross-pieces.
Folks have been asking for chairs, so I thought a quick way to satisfy the need without tooling up to build chairs was to buy these repro-vintage steel chairs, apply my own antiquing finish and then fit them with seats made of the same nutmeg as the top. I resawed the falls from the top planks and glued-and-splined together two pieces for each seat.
Please excuse the less-than-awesome photo quality. I got sidetracked on this one and just got some shots with my phone.
-- Skip, Forestville, CA, http://www.retro-industrial-chic.com