|Project by WoodHoppa||posted 12-31-2010 07:24 PM||1731 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
This is a 6ft by 3.5ft QSWO top and riftsawn WO base. It is basically a trestle table with the exception that the bottom stretcher is arched. The design looked great and the client loved it right away. When I got into construction, though, it turned out to be quite a challenge. To ensure there was enough material left in the half lap I angled it along with the arch. Getting this flat and square and then cutting the mating piece was some of the challenge. The posts have 4 inch tenons on each end. Getting the mortisescut was another challenge. If I were to do it again I would rearrange the process to cut the mnortises earlier in the production and I would use a pattern router bit to get them all flushed up.
All in all it came out well. Stained with Minwax Red Chestnut, spray lacquer on the base, spray shellac and wipe on poly on the top.
-- Mike Harman, WoodHoppa