|Project by JT Thomas||posted 08-24-2007 01:57 AM||2559 views||11 times favorited||21 comments|
This is the first of 3 tables for the living room where the entertainment center is located.
Construction is all solid wood except the top which is maple plywood. This was done to eliminate the wood movement problems with mitered frame of walnut.
Drawer was made using dovetail construction and composed of steamed beech for the secondary wood, and figured maple for the front.
Inlay on the top is hard maple.
The main construction was done with integral mortise and tenon. I used the Leigh FMT to create the mortise and tenons. A great jig. The construction is extremely acurate. The tenons fit tight enough to push together without a hammer, but give a nice “pop” when pulled apart.
Custom handle was made to match the design on the entertainment center and was also done using the FMT from a solid piece of walnut.
The finish is natural with satin poly (6 coats) for protection.
One down and 2 to go.
-- JT - "It only costs a nickle more to go first class!"