|Project by Roz||posted 1981 days ago||921 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
After many years away from woodworking I found myself assigned to the Naval Training Center Great Lakes IL. I was pleased to discover they had a very large wood shop which got little use. I made this table there in 2000 as one in a series of tables I built that year. I met an old WWII vet named Red Muller who is in the hardwood lumber business with his son and lives in Wisconsin. I got the Honey locust wood that I used in this table from him. They get very large up there and the wood is really hard. Because of this I ran the router backward to shape the edges because of the woods tendency to splinter under the routers bit. The marble is resting on a plywood base to protect against cracking the tiles. The wood had bold grains and color contrast. I only lightly stained it and the wood is near its natural color. It is colorful and a bit unusual and attracts a lot of attention. The finish is Poly and as held up well.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."