|Project by Ellen||posted 04-25-2011 04:21 AM||3189 views||7 times favorited||25 comments|
This was a commission for some friends who wanted a 52 inch square kitchen table. The top and sides are all solid wood, no veneering here. The top is about 1.75 inches thick, but with my knack for carving, I rounded the sides so as you sit at the table and put your hand on the bottom, it is super smooth and nice. The center is Makore, an African modeled cherry, that is very dense and the fumes and sawdust it throws in the air is really bothersome. The Festool sanding and sawing really helped!
If we had had a riving knife on the table saw, that would have helped too! First time that wood STOPPED our delta table saw, very scary.
We used the Festool domino joinery to attach the maple and wenge to the center of the table. This was key to making sure the miters stay together forever.
I hope you like the way it turned out. I am very happy with this one.