|Project by RS Woodworks||posted 04-18-2011 09:18 PM||3738 views||14 times favorited||23 comments|
Here is a small table I have finished up recently. It was destined to go to Tu Gallery here in town, but they just shut down. Now, I may keep it or still may sell it. Not sure yet.
It is made of walnut crotch, and the base is figured birch from 60 yr old boards. I stole the general design from a table I saw on the internet, and while it looks quite simple, there isn’t a 90 degree angle anywhere and getting all the angles just right was an arduous task. The joinery on the leg corners are open slot mortise and tenon. One end is at an 8 degree angle, and the other is at 14 degrees. There is a cross member that is joined to the upper stretchers with an exposed, wedged dovetail joint. The top is then screwed down to these cross members in over sized holes to allow for expansion / contraction. The dimensions of the table are 31” long, 16 1/4” wide, and 15 1/2” tall.
The finish is Danish oil and Liberon paste wax. This is the best paste wax I’ve ever used and love the stuff. The top is extremely smooth, sanded to 1000 grit, then the wax applied with 0000 steel wool and buffed, buffed, and buffed some more.
I look forward to your comments / suggestions / critique. Thanks for looking.
Oh, and that black thing that looks like a crack in the top in the 4th picture, is just some dirt that was on my lens I didn’t notice…
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