|Project by fatman51||posted 01-30-2016 05:03 AM||960 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
I finally got around to building the writing table project that is a rough copy of the writing table project that I posted earlier. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/189202 Mr Customer’s daughter, who saw the original and liked it, drove eighteen hours and rented a Uhaul trailerr to haul it home with. Never would have thought my work could mean so much to anyone.
The new table is a little nicer than the first model. I milled the frame assembly out of poplar, joining the pieces with loose tenons, glue, and hidden pocket screws. I joined the heavy banding to the top rails and the maple plywood top with glue and biscuit tenons, adding strength to the structure. Because I cut the drawer openings out of the front rail, I through bolted the risers between each drawer to preserve the rail’s strength. I installed a plywood panel on the bottom of the drawer guide assembly, which completes the design of the structure and increases strength, trussing the table top. I finished the table with four coats of satin finish Deft brush lacquer. I seldom use brush lacquer on anything so large as a tabletop but it brushed on just fine, dried quickly under the heat lamp, and yielded the requested natural finish with minimal change in color or tone.
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