|Project by Les Hastings||posted 01-27-2008 08:27 PM||1954 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
White oak was used to make this table. Its all hand planed and heavly distressed. The top is 72” in dia. and had two 18” leaves. The base was very massive, the center leg is 12” in dia. and the four outter posts were 6” in dia. The center post had its own base and it stays in the center of the table when the leaves are in place. The two outtrer base’s slide in to conceal the center base when the leaves are removed.
The barley twists style posts were done on the Legacy Ornamental Mill. Although they look time consuming they actually don’t take long to do. It takes longer to get them all sanded nicely than it does to get them turned. The 12” post is the biggest I can get on the mill, in fact I had to turn it round on the lathe to even get it on the machine.
I’m not sure what the weight of this table, but its a bunch! I used around three hundred board of 8/4 white oak to build this table. The base is 36” in dia. and was 8” tall if I remember correctly.
The finish was dye stains and different colors of glazes along with conversion varnish and hand rubbed dark wax. By our in house finishers, they never stop amazing me!
The table went in a wine cellar here locally.
-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)