|Project by RobJones||posted 05-26-2010 07:22 AM||2485 views||17 times favorited||19 comments|
This project started after I saw a slab that my friend had made out of strips of plywood. I liked the look of the plywood turned on edge and decided I would try to do something with it myself.
Home depot had pine A/C plywood on sale for $23 a sheet so I bought two and took them to the shop. I cut the sheets into 1.5 inch wide strips and started the glue up. I tried to glue up too many at once and ended up wasting six or seven of the strips. Live and learn I guess. Long story short, I glued up the strips in sections, joined and planed them, glued those up into bigger sections, cleaned them up and then glued the final table top together.
The legs are made out of three layers of plywood and have walnut veneer on the outer edges. The legs are through mortised at each corner of the table, 45 degrees to the corner. The joint and glue are all that hold them on and they are stout.
The edge of the table it made from some blemished walnut that I got for pretty cheap. I like the imperfections.
All in all I think this table can go well in a lot of different settings. I love the simplicity of the legs and how sturdy it came out.
Hope you enjoy,