|Project by David Taylor||posted 01-08-2016 05:03 AM||492 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I had rearranged my bedroom, and the one outlet that was accessible now had nothing on which I could put my phone or whatever when charging. I thought to myself, well, what have I built my woodshop for? I need a table, I will make one!
About a year ago, another member of the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers had some free wood. Old, had been in a barn for some 25 years. 12-14 inch wide 4/4 rough maple and cherry, ten foot long boards. I got a half dozen or so.
For this project, I used some of the old maple, ran it through the planer to find some really nice looking wood under the rough, with just enough rustic left in it to make it really special. Has some old worm holes, etc. The dark stripe on the top is what is left of a deep mill saw cut, I am guessing I didn’t want to plane off another 1/8” to get rid of it. I think it gives it character.
Played around with leg sketches until I came to this one. I think it has sort of an old Hollywood, art deco kind of feel. Made a pattern to both make all the legs the same, and to do it again in the future if I want another one.
Finish is several coats of Boiled Linseed oil with a Paste wax top coat.
Thanks for looking!
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