|Project by Don||posted 01-14-2007 12:13 AM||4730 views||7 times favorited||21 comments|
This project is a Shaker hall table. I increased the depth of the table over traditional dimensions, because my wife wants to use this in our lounge room to display family photographs. The wood is Jarrah, one of Australia’s many beautiful hardwoods.
The construction of the table base is mortise and tenon. The top consists of five lengths of timber biscuit jointed. The breadboard ends of the table top allow the top to expand and contract along a blind mortise with only the centre dowel being glued through the tenon. (The other two dowels are inserted through elongated slots in the tenon to allow the timber to move.)
The finish is shellac and wax. I applied six coats of shellac with a light sanding using fine wet/dry paper, finished off with a great locally made wax which really brings out the beauty of the grain and color of the wood.
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/