|Project by Karson||posted 12-18-2007 05:59 PM||3600 views||2 times favorited||44 comments|
This is the project posting of the tables that I started at the request of my wife because she want another place to put Christmas Decorations. Today is Day 7 of the construction.
The blogs that show the construction are here.
A new first, putting in the Greene and Greene Spline for the table top and breadboard.
I commented when I started this that I was not much in favor or Sap wood. I mean sap wood is Sappy. It’s a waste of good tree. But if I guess if the tree didn’t have sap wood then there would be no tree either.
So when I started this table I decided that I would try to accent the sap wood and use it in part of the construction techniques.
The apron board is one continuous piece of wood the actual width of the board. I had about 4” that was cut off. It had sapwood on one edge the full length. The board starts on the end apron around the front, next end and finishing at the back.
I used “Z” clips to attach the top to the aprons and I cut the slot in the apron with a slot cutter router bit. The “Figure 8” clips didn’t seem to me to be the way to attach a solid board to some immovable aprons.
As I said that I made an effort to use sapwood as a visible part of the construction. The shelf board is a prime example. The grain and layout of the board was just asking for it self to be used. The board is the actual width of my board. I just cut off each end to center the darker cherry grain.
When I brought it in to show my wife in one of the earlier visits to the house. She said that she liked the section of the apron that I called the back the best. Here for your view it is the third picture. We will have to see how she places it in use.
The table is 37” long, 12” wide, and 32” tall. The apron boards are 1 1/4” thick which are way too thick, I just didn’t want to plane it off to something thinner and I didn’t feel that resawing a 1/4” piece off was any good either. The bread boards are 3” wide and 1 1/8” thick. The top is 7/8” thick
The last two pictures are this table are taken today. Almost 5 years after the table was made. It has really aged well. My wife once told me that she didn’t like Cherry because it was so dark. I always show her and light the pink color is at time of making. It then ages before her eyes – spread over 5 years. By that time she still loves it.
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