|Project by John||posted 12-02-2010 11:33 PM||1665 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
I started this table last spring, then got involved in a couple of other projects then the summer yard maintenance thing started which put this on hold but I recently completed this cherry sofa table. It is not an original design. I mostly copied a design of a table that I liked. I did change a couple of small details. The aprons on the lower shelf are not flat but rather have a slight curve to match the curve of the legs where the aprons meet the legs. If I did this again, I might make the aprons a little wider and incorporate more of this curve to the aprons. It was an enjoyable project and not too involved. Probably half the time spent was pushing the sandpaper back and forth. Simple BLO finish. An interesting aspect of the project (to me at least) is that the tree was a local tree that was sawed in a local mill. On long Island there are only two mills that I know of and the one this came from was a local farmer who mills lumber part time. I bought the lumber from a nearby retired architectural woodworker/artist who is a very interesting person to know.
-- John, Long Island, NY