|Project by bigpops0259||posted 01-25-2010 07:30 PM||1786 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This is a project I designed for the wife. Are house is like many others with no formal dining room, it has an eat in kitchen. The wife always complained that we don’t have enough Cabinet storage. We wanted something with a little bit of a Formal look. With my Company I’ve built many Island tables with Granite, Marble Tile or just Laminate tops. We thought that a wood top would give it a more Formal look. I designed it out Black Walnut with four opening areas, one from each side. Being large lower drawers with full extension glides, and double upper doors with tray pull out in each side. This arrangement allowed for about 28 sq ft of storage all tucked under the table. We also wanted it to be sizable, so I incorporated two 12” leafs. I laminated ¼” Black Walnut to plywood sub-base, edged the top with 2” Walnut and added Skirt material. The Island Table is 36” tall 54” wide and 80” long, with six wheels installed to the under frame for easy movement. I designed four 24” stools for seating all made with Black Walnut and swivels seats. Too many angle cuts with everything being set a 5 and 10 degree angles, boring leg holes and back holes, required the making of jigs to bore them on a drill press. I made a router jig to fit formed seat bottoms, with a 3” cove cutting bit to make the “Butt Cut” as my wife calls it. This was my first time using my Vacuum press for the Laminate top and the first time making chairs. But it came out perfect if I say so myself. We just have to figure out what type of handles to use. The Black Walnut was very dark I finished it with just Clear Lacquer. Thanks for looking, hope you like.
-- Marty Ohio