|Project by richgreer||posted 12-05-2010 09:45 PM||1447 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
This is the third table I have made for my church. I did this in a hurry because a table similar to this (but poorly made) was accidentally broken last week. I had this table done in time for services this morning.
The cross pieces feature a lap joint in the center and M&T joinery where the cross pieces connect to the legs. The top was assembled and attached to the legs using dowel joinery. There is no metal in this piece anywhere.
Wood is red oak. $25 in materials and a few enjoyable hours in the workshop. Why do people pay so much more for lower quality? In the church furniture catalog this would sell for about $250 (and be more poorly made).
Due to the rush, I finished it with shellac. However, I intend to bring it home for a few days and improve the finish with lacquer.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.