|Project by Napaman||posted 10-04-2010 05:28 AM||2109 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
Last year I completed a little bedside table for my 7 year old Hannah…and of course…the moment it was done my 3 year old was asking where her table was…so a few weeks ago as I was waiting for the finish to dry on another table top and I started to sketch this little table up…then immediately started making the cuts…had the pieces all cut out that day…and the construction done the next weekend…I love the short projects!
I wanted it to match Hannah’s table in the woods…but the leg design was an attempt at some new methods and tools. With the legs it was only the second time I used my new dado blades…and they worked great to make the legs inter-lock.
The keen eye will notice that in Hannah's table I used doug fir on the legs and on this table I used redwood.
The rim of the table has birdseye maple with mitered corners around a piece of mahogony—-the same woods as Hannah’s table…
The build was much easier due to a new Dewalt Miter saw—-wow…it is so nice to get clean cuts…and the other reason why this table was much easier is that I did not use dowels to put it all together like in Hannah’s table…I did put 4 dowels in the top of the legs to put the top on.
This table is a bit smaller to fit better next to the smaller bed.
-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007