|Project by Will Stokes||posted 04-09-2010 02:36 AM||6014 views||11 times favorited||12 comments|
Just completed this cherry coffee table for our living room. My wife and I enjoy Mission, Prairie and Frank Lloyd Wright style furniture and design, hence the pattern on either end, the wide overhanging top, etc. Lots of mortise and tennon joints, even on the pattern on the ends. A few half lap joints there as well. I didn’t have the guts to make real thru tennons, so those are faked, as are the pins. I finished it off with 4 coats of Tried and True Varnish Oil, first warmed to 120 F using a slow cooker water bath, then burnished after 1 hr, followed by two coats of paste wax. I’m quite happy with how this turned out. This was supposed to be the “easy” project. The next one, an entertainment center, is quite a bit more involved. Stay tuned…. :-)
Update: here’s a link to the Sketchup model
Update 2: I’ve fixed the link above.