|Project by Jeremymcon||posted 11-03-2016 11:02 PM||1302 views||7 times favorited||7 comments|
Recently finished this staked worktable that I made based on the design in “The Anarchist’s Design Book” by Chris Schwartz. Legs are white oak stained black, top is Douglas fir from the home center. Battens are 8/4 Sassafras.
This table will be a desk for my younger brother, so I also made a small stand that he could place a computer on. Not sure if it works visually (looks a little awkward), but it was made from scraps anyway.
The table is surprisingly sturdy! I cut 2” round tenons on the end of the legs using a chisel and draw knife, and they are glued and wedged into 2” mortises in the battens. Battens are friction fit only, and can be removed with a few (careful) knocks with a rubber mallet for ease of transport. I can sit on this table and it feels very solid – no racking because of the angled legs. The stand is sturdy enough to stand on as well.
Finished with minwax polycrylic.
Hoping my brother likes it – my dog apparently thinks it’s boring! Lol. Didn’t realize he was in the picture yawning until I uploaded it.