|Project by exsubsailor||posted 01-18-2016 07:19 PM||554 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I saw Triumph1’s “Manta” table on L-J’s and liked it so much I tried to use his wonderful idea for a decorative table of my own. While his was 4’x4’ with a metal base used for dining, mine is more a conversation piece. My table measures 34” x 38” and 28” high. I added my version of a gaping mouth consistent with real manta rays in the front and ripples along the back edge of the fins. I was able to buy some beautiful clear popular with no blemishes for the legs which because of the shape, I had to assemble in 5 sections for each leg with mortise and loose tennons . The finish is rubbed on waterlox tung oil/varnish 0000x steel wool between coats. The top is attached with dowels that aren’t glued in as yet for ease in moving.The glue will come later.
-- Art, Florida