|Project by Edward E Nock II||posted 12-01-2009 09:01 PM||1495 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
The Advent Table shown here was built entirely of Walnut. I was contacted by a friend of mine and his sister, who wanted to donate the table to our church, in memory of their parents. He donated the lumber, which came from his property. Ninety persent of the wood was 5/4” thk. I had to resaw, dress & plane it to 3/4”. I tried to have the gtrain follow the taper of the legs as much as possible. The raised panels were conctructed 11 1/4” wide x 24” tall, w/ 4”stiles & bottom rail and 2 1/2” top rail. After glueup, I tapered the stiles & formed the rails. The back side of the stiles were champhered 45 deg. leaving an 1/8” reveal on the face. I finished the table w/ three coats of Bartley Gel Varnish on the legs & six coats on the top (rubbed out ) & 2 coats of Minwax wax. Table top is 22” square, base is 18” square, & 45” tall. I had 131 hrs. involved ion actual work, plus countless sleepless hrs. trying to figure out, ” How am I going to solve the next problem”.
-- ED NOCK