|Project by Ivan||posted 07-19-2011 01:59 AM||1578 views||8 times favorited||13 comments|
I got the Mahogany strips from a local mill that was throwing them out as trash. I planed them to an even thickness (no measuring, just stopped planning when they had 2 clear faces), then glued up 4 sub assemblies, planed the sub-assemblies and then glued them together, did some light flattening with a block plane and card scraper. Curve was cut onto a piece of ¾” plywood and then transferred to the ends. Table measures 6’8” x 3’5”, thereabouts.
Base is Soft Maple with Mahogany square pegs and wedges.
Finish is several base coats of Shellac followed by Minwax brushing Lacquer (semi gloss) for the top and rattle can Lacquer for the base. Overall table is 32” tall, now onto the chairs…
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