|Project by Russel||posted 12-17-2009 12:50 AM||1588 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This table is a companion to the Oak Display Table
I wanted to make something of a similar design, yet different enough to stand alone. The top combines an attempt to float like it’s companion with a cantilever design. I’m not overly satisfied with it and may rework it a bit when I think of something better.
One of the fun aspects of building this was getting the cross piece between the legs to be perpendicular to the ground. The legs slant at a 10 degree angle. So, aligning the mortise seemed simple. However, cutting it and keeping it perpendicular was not as straightforward.
I also miscalculated the weight of the oak top, so it had a tendency to droop with the cantilever design. I’ll need to do something about that, but haven’t quite figured out just what.
The table is made of red oak with walnut wrapped around the top. It stand 18 inches tall, is 33 inches wide and 16 inches deep. The finish is wipe-on poly.
I’m enjoying my experimenting with design, even though it doesn’t quite fit in with the Mrs. style. She says, that she can appreciate it, but she’s trying really hard to like it. ... Of course she said that with the best intentions.
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