|Project by Pezking7p||posted 07-25-2016 12:58 AM||1395 views||8 times favorited||16 comments|
This is my second to last piece of living room case work. It started with a copy of Thos. Moser’s American Bungalow Occasional Table, and I have expanded from there with an entertainment center, end table (shown) and a coffee table (coming this week). I have tried to carry the arts and crafts with Asian flare through all my pieces here, with reverse tapered legs and a profile that generally resembles a Japanese torii.
The primary wood is cherry, with poplar for secondary wood. I’ve finished with arm-r-seal and wax, with I think is very nice to run your hand across.
Some of the construction of this piece is unconventional. I wish I had built it as a frame and panel case, but I couldn’t figure out how to get the reveals I wanted that way. It turned out fine and it’s quite sturdy anyway. Web frames are sort of slotted into the legs. I did this with a mortiser and hand chisels.
The legs have tenons on top that go up through the cross braces to hold everything together. The panels are book matched (poorly).
A lot of clamps for this glue up:
Dovetails are cut by hand using a dovetail guide and nearly all the final surfaces are finished with hand tools. I got pretty good at sharpening my card scrapers.