|Project by Thuan||posted 01-05-2008 07:24 PM||1883 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
It suddenly hit me one day that I was not and probably will not be the great craftsman I wanted to be. So I took this thought to heart and built a dining table that would serve my wife and I. I went to the big box store, dug and found some quarter sawn pieces of oak to use as legs and aprons. Got a solid core slab door and went to work. The base consists of mortise and hunched tennons, with draw pins that doubles as dowels for the tapered legs to the adjacent aprons. The oak edge is attached with glue and exposed dowels, hand plane the bevels on the oak edges and stained the thing. The top is held in place by sliding dovetail locks that lets me easily remove the top to replace or to move. The whole thing took about 20 hours, spreaded into five days, at least five of those hours were used for finishing.