|Project by Kevin||posted 09-17-2009 05:11 AM||1063 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
Here’s my second big project…I took a class through the local community college – instructor, Norm. Not the one on TV, but pretty darn good. The table was somewhat inispirited by a 5 foot mirror we had hanging in the dining room…we wanted something to fit underneath it. I hand drew the idea, and Norm helped me make it work. Took me a bit of time.
The wood is mahogany – most of it from a single board that I bought from Norm. The legs are laminated store bought mahogany, but everything else is from the board from Norm. There is some neat figuring in the wood when the light hits it just right…little ripples. The front apron and the drawer front are from the same piece so the grain flows through it all.
I finished the legs, sides top and apron in Norm’s shop, then worked on the drawer at home. I found a good deal on a dovetail jig, so I thought I’d try to dovetail the front. In practicing beforehand, I was having a hard time making consistently good joints, so I went a different route for the drawer, using a rabbeted side.
I used a mahogany gel stain for the finish with two coats of wipe on poly. Fits nicely under the mirror.,,are there things I’d have done differently, absolutely, but it feels really nice to have it done.
Thanks for looking.