|Project by R.A. Ray||posted 05-13-2010 11:07 PM||1911 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
My very first woodworking project. My wife (then fiancee) was required to build a piece of furniture for her set-building class in college. Instead of just building a prop, we decided to build a table that we could continue to use.
The unique aspect of this design is that the legs are not actually attached to the top. Rather the legs each have a peg that fits through a hole in the top and then whole thing stays together with gravity. The detailing on the surface was hand-etched using a rotary tool and then stained to give it an in-laid look.
The table top is two sheets of laminated ply and the legs are made of two four-by-fours that have been glued together. All the wood is cheap lumber from a hardware store. While I am proud of the effort made by us college students on a budget, both money and time, and while I still generally enjoy the design, I am not at all pleased with the quality of construction and will likely remake this table at some point in the future.
The table is about 5.5’ long and 15” tall.