|Project by A Slice of Wood Workshop||posted 06-20-2011 07:40 PM||6042 views||7 times favorited||19 comments|
This project was dual purpose, 1-make a coffee table for my grandma-in-law, 2-enter in the glue only contest. I also like to reuse wood, so I found a nice pine pallet up the road (about a 5’x12’ pallet). There was a lot of work and some new trial and errors I had to go through. Every piece of wood had to be planed and jointed. I also attempted and succeeded in mortise and tenon joinery (first time ever trying this joinery). The table is 54”x21”. It stands at 19” tall. The mortise and tenons were quite tricky. I made the mortise a little too deep I believe, but everything fits like a glove. I used gorilla glue for the whole project including joining the table top together, the aprons into the legs, and setting the table top onto the dowels to give it a rock solid finish. I also was amazed at how much more sturdier this joinery is compared to just butt joints. My table top is held on by dowel joinery. That was also a challenge matching up the holes, but it worked out. Any input is much appreciated. Thanks for looking.
Picture 1-the original pallet (heavy as can be)
Picture 2-pallet cut up
Picture 3-table top pieces getting some GORILLA WOOD GLUE put on
Picture 4-Dry fit of the table top pieces before the glue was put on
Picture 5- THE OUTCOME!!!!
I had lots of fun with this project and learned quite a bit. Again, thank you for looking.