|Project by Ripthorn||posted 09-20-2010 03:22 AM||1643 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
I bought some marble for cheap on craigslist and was thinking I would use it for sharpening and such if it was flat enough. I used a precision straight edge and found it to be woefully not flat. So I let it sit and, in the mean time, my wife decided she wanted a console table to go next to the front door. She found a style that she like from a blog and I got to work.
The bottom frame is cherry is black walnut plugs where the screws went (I would have liked to do dowel joints, but I’ve never done it before and don’t have long plug cutters or brad point bits). The top is marble with and alder frame attached using solid surface tube adhesive. I decided to put the frame around the marble because the ends aren’t polished and would have looked bad. The table stands about 29” high, is 14” deep and 42” wide. It was fun to do my first “fine woodworking” project (not including guitars) since graduating college. I plan to put a shelf on top of the bottom supports, but just have to get some nice plywood and stain to do it.
-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science