|Project by bobdobbs||posted 09-14-2009 06:44 AM||1410 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This is my first real furniture project. I haven’t really done any kind of finish woodwork since high school woodshop, so I’m pretty proud of this. The design is somewhat inspired by the arts and crafts stuff thati’ve seen but to be honest I just borrowed elements from stuff I saw here and there and did what I wanted. It originally started in a totally different direction, but in the end, I spent all summer making this as well as quite a few different jigs to make it work. The base is all mortise and tennon, the top is joined with tounge and groove. The finish is man-o-war spar varnish which was a challenge to get right (luckily the photos don’t show that I gave up on perfection).
the wood is Utile, which my wood bible (that I received after the wood was bought) says it is similar to African mahogany and probably vulnerable…sorry), and Zebrawood (also not so sustainable). During the project I learned quite a bit about stuff like the sourcing and wood types as well as the skills to make this project happen. My hope is that the table lasts forever so it’s not a waste of natural resources (for those that care about this sort of thing).
Thanks for all of the posts, pictures and discussions that have helped me do this thing that makes me happy.
-- If I had some ham, I could make some ham and eggs...if I had some eggs.