|Project by RichGreer2r||posted 04-13-2016 06:13 PM||1047 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
These are 2 tables I made for our church. I made the one on the right in 2010. I have always intended to make a matching set and never got around to making the second table.
Then, 2 years ago, I had a serious stroke. I’m still quite disabled. I cannot walk very well and I have little use of my right arm and hand. Despite my handicap I started working in the shop a couple of months ago.
I just completed the table on the left. My wife carried the lumber down to my shop and she carried the completed table back up from the shop. I did everything else myself with no assistance. I’m incredibly pleased with myself. I’M BACK!
You can see the lap joints. The legs are connected to the cross pieces with loose tenons. The legs are connected to the bottom of the top piece with dowels. I used a tongue and groove to connect the side pieces to the top and bottom of the top piece. Consistent with my style, there is no hardware. 4 coats of poly finished the project.
-- Rich in Cedar Rapids, IA