|Project by Dustmite97||posted 01-27-2010 06:03 PM||1225 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Here is my pedestal table finally completed. Believe it or not, I didn’t find this project that difficult to do. The table is made out of select pine and stained with Saman eggplant stain and then clear coated with varnish. I attached the legs to the pedestal using dowel joints and I attached the table top to the pedestal with a dowel as well. So here’s the construction procedure:
1. Surface planed all of my rough lumber.
2. Cut the pedestale to length.
3. Cut 30 degree miters on the end of each leg blank.
4. Made a cardboard template for the legs and traced it on to each blank.
5. Cut the table legs out with the bandsaw.
6. Sanded the legs with a drum sander
7. Marked and drilled holes into the ends of the legs for the dowels.
8. Glued each leg into the pedestale.
9. Ripped 4 3 inch wide pieces on the table saw for the table top blank.
10. Edge glued and clamped each piece together.
11. Planed 1/16 off the top and bottom of the blank to make it perfectly flat.
12. Drew a “10 3/4”x “10 3/4” circle on the blank using the string and nail technique.
13. Cut the circle out on the bandsaw.
14. Sanded the edges of the circle with a drum sander(A disc sander would be the proper way to do it).
15. Drilled a hole in the center of the circle for a dowel to attach the table top to the pedestale.
16. Finally sanded and finished it.