|Project by 502flier||posted 03-24-2017 12:12 AM||548 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I built this table for my son for Christmas. It was a narrow 10’ x 2” thick slab of walnut with one live edge, so I chopped it in half, added a centre section and ended up with a live edge on both sides. Rather than use posts for the legs, I used 1×6 walnut and hand-dovetailed the joints. I gradually increased the size of the dovetails as they approached the centre of the legs, however not enough to make the change very obvious (poor planning). I wanted to definitely show that they weren’t machine-made, but kinda failed on that one.
There are some metal fasteners in the table (I typically try to use as little metal as possible, but, for ease of disassembly for moving, bolts were necessary). A walnut 2×6 joins the legs together and I added bamboo outriggers for support. The bamboo was also used to carry the theme over from a walnut grandfather clock I built him a few years ago. The table is finished in 5 coats of lacquer.
-- Kevin - Keep the shiny side up