|Project by tbone||posted 05-11-2010 04:45 AM||6098 views||13 times favorited||11 comments|
This is a table I actually finished about 3 or 4 years ago. Like most of my stuff—quartersawn white oak, fumed, and topped off with a few coats of pure tung oil, and finally a couple of coats of wipe-on poly. I thought it needed the poly for added protection against hot plates, wine spills, things of that nature. The poly is a little “plastick-y” for my taste, but I’ve accepted it by this time.
The third picture hopefully shows the leg detail good enough. They’re lock-mitered, quadrilinear legs in keeping with the Stickley look at the time he produced a similar table. The skirt down the long side is through-mortised and pegged, while the skirt along the end is a simpler mortise and tenon joint—also pegged. Notice that the skirt has a very W-I-D-E rabbet that was kinda hard to pull off with my limited tools and brain, but I thinks it’s a nice detail.
This was also my first shot at breadboard ends. Overall, it was a good skillbuilder, as well as a confidence builder.
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