|Project by JimYoung||posted 07-17-2016 02:35 PM||1371 views||9 times favorited||9 comments|
Well I’m still trying to thin out the scrap bin. This one legged table was inspired by Snowbeast who was inspired by Woodworking for Mere Mortals. This is my take on the design.
There is a zinc plated spike embedded in the leg to hold it upright. The leg was made in two pieces with a slot routed in each half for the spike. The top was some scrap cherry and walnut that I just glued up. The top is 3/4” x 10.5” x 16”, the leg is 18.5” high and pivots on 3/4” dowel. The cup holders are 3 1/4” in diameter, which is big enough to hold a can in one of the thick beer cozies. The bowl hole is 6” in diameter and should help keep you from spilling your pretzels. I used some 3/8” thick walnut inset into the bottom of the top to hold the cans and bowl. There is a simple half lap joint at each “x”. I figured this would be a decent way to let condensation and crumbs fall through. The pivot point is off set a bit from the centerline and intentionally tight so that the table doesn’t tilt unexpectedly.
Finish is my go to Arm-R-Seal satin and rubbed out with Behlen’s Deluxing Cream.
This will be a birthday present for a friend next month.
I have a measured drawing if anyone would like a head start on your own ideas. Just PM me your email address and I’ll shoot you a pdf.
-- -Jim, "Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law." -- Solon