|Project by jeth||posted 01-31-2016 02:55 AM||516 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
A table built to be home to a vase of cut flowers, stood in a corner, hence 3 legs… Made from Spanish Cedar at clients request.
As the table will be used to display cut flowers, and local cut flowers are quite large and ostentatious (heliconias and gingers mostly for gardeners among you) I decided to give the legs an outward curve toward the bottom so it wouldn’t look top heavy once loaded up.
I managed to get lucky with the wood and found a chunk which gave me grain which almost perfectly follows the curve I planned. The legs are chunkier than I would have made them but the client expressed concern that they not be too skinny.
The legs were bandsawn then finished with a spokeshave. The top has an undercut bevelled edge, rough cut the circle with the table at about 30 deg. at the bandsaw then block plane to smooth. Floating tenon joinery apart from the 3 way joints on upper and lower stretchers which are splined and reinforced with a small plywood plate mortised in and 3 screws on underside.
Finished with an oil/ spar varnish mix.