|Project by thewoodwhisperer||posted 01-24-2007 05:34 PM||7500 views||19 times favorited||19 comments|
Woods used: Jatoba, Wenge, Figured Maple, steel dowels, and numerous woods for decorative inlay.
Finish: wiping varnish over shellac sealer coat.
This Contemporary Asian-Inspired Hall Table was constructed with Japanese architecture in mind. The figured maple top sits proud of its frame and is surrounded by wenge trim. A floral inlay adorns the top of the piece as well. The drawer front is cut from the front apron and also sits proud of the surface. The drawer front features a hand-carved pull which is attached with two steel dowels. Perhaps the most outspoken feature of the table is the compound-curved legs that gracefully slope away from the table.
This table was originally designed for a class I taught at a woodworking school, so I wanted to include numerous fine woodworking techniques that would challenge the students: veneering, bandsawing/hand-sculpting compound curved legs, splined miters, mortise and tenon joinery, and cutting a drawer front from a table apron for grain continuity, just to name a few.
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