|Project by Lavellewoodworking||posted 04-13-2016 12:13 PM||517 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
This is an incredible looking table. It was designed and built to go into a Frank Lloyed Wright style of house in Brooklyn Park, MN. The figure is heavy in the table top and medium in the legs. It was built before the high legged Walnut version and was quite an interesting build. I changed the original center column design three times as I was starting the build working with the material that I had on hand. I ended up gluing two 8/4 boards together that were 9 7/8” wide and 27” long. The cove was cut on the table saw after cutting the slots for the legs. Each leg is attached to the table with a long mortise and tenon using a lot of clamps and a couple of band clamps to get every thing tight. Mainly because the legs do not make a perfect X when looking at them without the table top on so this made the glue up very interesting and messy. The legs were sanded and shaped into the cove to create the nice sweeping curve from one leg to the next. The entire table was finished with four coats of a custom oil blend that really bring out the figure in the wood. So much that a little bit of light really makes the figure come alive on the table top. It is certainly a piece you would stare at for awhile in person. The entire table stands 30” tall x 41” long x 22” wide. The entire piece was made from 4/4 and 8/4 Curly Maple with Ebony plugs used to cover the screw holes on the underside of the table.
-- Zach, Lavelle Woodworking Studio, Fargo, ND www.lavellewoodworkingstudio.com