|Project by RobJones||posted 05-20-2010 07:18 AM||3335 views||41 times favorited||33 comments|
This was my first furniture piece that I designed and built myself and I just wanted to show some pictures. There is a lot I could talk about with this project but I will keep it short and sweet. My last semester in school allowed me to take an open furniture design studio and after weeks of sketches, scales models and frustration I came up with a design that I liked. It had some complicated joinery and I figured that all out by building a full scale model before diving in to the real thing. The legs are each held on by a single, angled dovetail joint. These were the hardest joints for me to figure out but they came out great and were well worth the effort. The butterfly joints I used hold the two sides of the table together and since building the table I have yet to see a structural butterfly joint used the way I did. This was my first time doing hand cut dovetails so they are a little sloppy but they were fun to make and a good learning experience. All in all this project got me hooked on building furniture and I have been slowly doing it since.
The table is make out of walnut and red oak and was finished with tung oil and wax
Hope you all enjoy