|Project by Russel||posted 03-26-2011 12:46 PM||1416 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
I was feeling a bit predictable and wanted to do something a little less bland. I had just picked up a load of Pine from my buddy Dennis at Michigan Harwoods and thought, Pine is pretty. So I started milling and cutting and glueing and sanding and stuff.
According to my daughter, the legs and feet of my tables needed more personality. I also wanted a way to attach feet to a column without the bother of mortising. The result was a small platform that could hold the column and add some visual interest.
Again, according to my daughter, the feet on my tables sometimes look weak. So, for the coffee table I tried beefing them up a bit.
Now, my first inclination was to turn some basic uprights to support the top of the coffee table, but I heard my daughter again (she’s full of ideas) and decided to splay them out a bit. However, that design is inherently unstable, so I had to mortise them into the bottom shelf. Don’t know why, but I determined I would hand chop the mortises with my new mortising chisels. It’s not as simple as Roy Underhill makes it look by the way.
After all was said and done, I ended up with a interesting little lamp table and a coffee table. I’m rather pleased with the design, but need a little more refinement on the technique and assembly.
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