|Project by Rich99||posted 09-21-2009 07:06 AM||3495 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This is my Poppy Table, from a magazine article. I’ll try to fine which issue, if I can. Actually, it’s two versions of the same table. First project I ever followed directions, although not too well—see picture 5.
Pic 1. a version in poplar, with legs painted white. Still deciding what to do with the top and shelf. I was planning red water stain for the top and green for the shelf—hey, it’s a poppy table.The legs were cut from two planks that were wicked cupped (cupped very badly in Maine-speak), and I figured they would look good arranged the way they are, in a circle, with the cupped, curved surfaces. What a nightmare!
Pic. 2. a version in walnut (mmm, walnut), finished before the poplar version. I love walnut. Finished with Watco walnut oil.
Pic. 3. a pic of the table from the web. Nice and straight. Mine looks better (my table, not my pic.)
Pic. 4. walnut legs. It’s a five legged table; only four shown here, but I don’t know why.
Pic. 5. The top and shelf. The shelf is actrually a mistake. It should have had five tabs equally spaced around the circumference, to attach to the inside of the legs, 7 1/2” up from the floor. But I was racing ahead, as usual, and had to recut it… a picture of this tables piece appears somewhere else. “The faster we go, the behinder we get”.
Pic. 6. the same pieces without the paper pattern glued in place.
-- Far-North Wood-Works (a fantasy company)