|Project by anthm27||posted 03-11-2017 05:16 AM||581 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
These bedside tables took me three and a half months.
I cant say that I didn’t use any power tools but most was by hand tools and every piece of timber at some stage had a hand plane to it .
I don’t have any tabletop type woodworking machines so the power tools I used where hand held.
The design was my own and attached is a pic of my original drawing.
Getting good stock timber here in Hong Kong is difficult, I found nice 75×12 s (3’’x1/2”) so figured I could laminate them together nicely.
Firstly I built the tops using ply wood and simply laminating the 75×12s to the ply and a 40×12 border around it.
Then I made my side and back panels, once again gluing the 75×12 s to the ply.
The legs where of 125×25, I ran saw cuts to check out where the panels and bottom shelf where to be housed. did this prior to ripping the stock down then chiseled out by hand each housing.
I then glued the ripped two pieces to end up with the 90 degree profiled legs.
The legs where complex as I basically housed them out before ripping the stock to glue the pieces for the 90 degree profile.
I laminated the bottom shelves the same as the tops.
Drawer construction was from 12 mm ply wood, simple and strong.
My favorite parts is the drawer fronts which is from 3 pieces of wood laminated together. I left the end grain visible as a design feature so as it shows off the 12mm thickness of the other pieces used in the tops, panels and bottom shelves. There is of course a join in the center at the back of the drawer fronts.
It was then a matter of assembling the tables using all the prefabricated parts I had made. I managed to be able to screw most together from the inside so as no screws where visible.
The only wood filler that was used was a few nail holes from the tops and bottom shelve borders. I masked these up before filling.
The tables where sanded up by hand and coated with two coats of Tung Oil then waxed twice with carnauba wax.