|Project by Andy||posted 09-13-2007 09:44 PM||5706 views||34 times favorited||32 comments|
I designed this table using several elements from both Arts and Crafts and Mission styles. I made this for my son Michael’s 10th Anniversary and wanted something to mark it as a milestone. It is about 48” w x 22”d and 30”h and is used as a computer desk. It is Quarter Sawn White Oak, stained with Dalys Old English wiping stain and is finished with Minwax wipe on poly. It has 12 through mortise and tenons which are then wedged with Walnut. The breadboard ends fit over tenons and are screwed through the edge into dowells that are set into the tenons on the ends of the top.They have the edge and end caps in the Greene and Greene style. These work very well to allow for seasonal movement and still conceal the joints. The legs are comprised of four mitered pieces wrapped around a core. This shows fleck on all four sides. As you can see, I inset Walnut squares, some on angle, as accents. The bottom stretcher has three individual tenons at each end, and they were the most painstaking part of the project.There is a single drawer that sets into the front rail and it is all from a single board,and the handle is made from antler. Also,there is a concealed box that pulls down when you reach up under the table top and grap a hidden leather strap. The box swings down on spring loaded hinges that pull it back into postition when you give it a nudge.
-- If I can do it, so can you.