|Project by Mikesawdust||posted 08-07-2016 06:54 PM||497 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
I just completed my final large item for the annual Adam Ginett memorial Golf Tournament and auction. The table is made from Beech, sapele, and alder. it also has pieces of ebony rosewood burl and cherry included in the details. This one started life as a mistake on my earlier desk project, leaving me with a table top and shelf that were undersized for that project but had too much work in them to toss. I had been wanting to build a table base with the pinned tenon design because I see them often and though being able to break a table down quickly for moving or storage was a nice touch. I modified the original intent by pitching the upright at 12 degrees and adding the support for the shelf, it was not very hard to do and adds a lot to the uniqueness of the piece. I also sandwiched the alder between the sapele pieces; since the alder is the same thickness throughout the legs, I was able to make all the mortises by simply cutting the alder at 12 degrees before the glueup and using spacers to set the openings. The tennons were created the same way by cutting all three pieces at 12 degrees and letting the alder extend out; I did have to fix the cheeks on one due to misalignment but it was an easy fix. I used draw pins in the leg assembly and covered them with ebony plugs. The main stretcher tenons are pinned with cherry wedges and I added black and white ebony for the pins to rest on for decorative as well as functional reasons. I was going to use screws to hold the top and shelf on, luckily I got advice from Stefano at the woodshop and changed it to wood pins. I decorated the pins with scrap rosewood burl from an earlier project that I have been staring at for about a year.
Hope you like it