|Project by DaleMaley||posted 01-14-2016 08:28 PM||812 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
My wife saw a trapezoid table design she liked. But it was a dark colored particle board table.
She requested I build 2 tables in Oak to match decor of her other furniture.
The resulting 5.4 degrees on the table legs about drove me nuts, but I figured out how to handle them.
I beaded the legs using the router table, and also selected a table top edge design that I also made on the router table.
To accommodate expansion and contraction, I used steel table top fasteners in a saw cut groove. I also have an 1/8” gap between the table leg and the lower shelf. This gives a 1/4” allowance for movement on the lower shelf, which I hope is adequate given the relatively small width of the shelves.
I used Behlen’s grain filler to give the shiny gloss appearance.
If you are interested in my trials & tribulations in building these trapezoid tables, see my woodworking web site.
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/