|Project by Smitty_Cabinetshop||posted 03-28-2011 03:57 AM||1768 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Built this in April of last year to set my coffee cup on when my wife and I sit on the back porch during the summer. For dimensions, it was very ‘inexact’ – on a trip to a nearby Ace Hardware I measured one of their patio tables against my knee and figured that’s what mine should be. Actually never measured anything with a ruler on the build at all – all reference checks for square, for example, and edge-to-edge sizing. Oh, and it had to be do-able with the salvage material I had on hand: tear down of an old oak chifferobe.
I also wanted to try tapered legs by cutting rough shape with bandsaw then hand-planing to the finished line. Edging around the top was cut with my Eisenhower-era shaper; mortise and tenon cuts by hand. Used a ton of clamps at the glue-up, checked for square, and after a couple coats of tung oil finish all was complete. About a four hour shop project.
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