|Project by Dave S||posted 01-12-2016 12:21 AM||629 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
A housewarming gift for my parents, this project had a lot of firsts for me. For those unfamiliar, tilt-top tables are commonly seen in New England’s older homes. The top flips up so that it can be pushed against a wall or into a corner. The top is 24in diameter. It’s 30 inches tall. Cherry prepped with Neil’s anti-blotch and stained with GF Java Gel. Satin poly. Reproduction brass from Horton’s. Brass screws on the underside of the table top hold the hinge rails.
Firsts for me in this project included:
-Cutting the circular top w/ a router jig I made.
- Sliding dovetails for the legs
- Used a spokeshave to carve the center column. Don’t have a lathe, so I cut a hexagon at the table saw and then used the spokeshave to ease away the middle of the corners such that the top and bottom of the column are hexagons while the center has 12 sides.
-Toned finish. First coat wasn’t dark enough, so I toned my 3rd coat of poly to darken. worked great.
- Used biscuits to align the top boards.
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
-- Faking it 'till I make it.