|Project by BEWoodworks||posted 01-28-2016 03:58 PM||1186 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
My mother in law had asked me to repair an old table she picked up at a flea market. I was unable to repair it because the leg was broken, piece missing and it was turned. I felt bad I couldn’t fix it so for Christmas I designed and made this maple and walnut hall table. It has tapered legs, integral mortise and tenon apron joinery, inlay banding, curved front and back aprons, curved top front and a top inlay. This was an exercise in inlay for me. I really enjoy doing inlay work and seeing that final product people cant figure out how you did. I tapered the legs on the jointer. Inlayed walnut on the feet. Sanded to 220. Finished with Arm-R-Seal semi-gloss and a handrubbed wax. Really happy with the way it came out.
The grain for the top was made so the inlay wrapped around the cathedral pattern. The apron grain also wraps around the sides and front. Nobody will notice but me, but I like it!
MIL was very surpised and impressed. Ill take those brownie points any day!