|Project by Will Stokes||posted 12-29-2010 11:37 PM||4143 views||11 times favorited||24 comments|
This is my first “commission” piece: a wrap-around coffee table for my brother. He basically dictated the design almost entirely since he liked a lot of aspects of a table that belonged to one of this friends. I tried to make his a little unique by using sap wood to emphasize the wrap-around design, using half-blind dovetails when building the drawers, and integrating four secret compartments. The table is rather large (3’ x 3’), which made some of the steps during construction a little challenging, especially the long miter joints. As usual this project required tackling a lot of new things for me:
-giant miter joints
-half-blind dovetails (I used Rockler’s router jig)
Anyhow, I’m somewhat relieved to finally have completed this project I began back in September.