|Project by Dan Pleska||posted 08-04-2011 06:34 PM||1326 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
This kitchen work table is a commission. It measures 54” long, 24” wide, and 38 1/2” high. The top is 1 1/2” thick and the legs are 3” square. The dimensions were specified by the client. I added the carving, chamfer on the legs and a 3/8” bead on the aprons. Two 3/8” hanger bolts at the inside top of the legs go through corner blocks for removal of legs for shipping. It’s made from old reclaimed white oak. The last picture shows the rough 2×12’s I started with. The wood was originally floor joists in a factory building that was built in the 1920’s or 1930’s. Even after wire brushing the boards, it still took a toll on my blades. Part of that was because this old wood was very dense and heavy. The table weighs in at 107 lbs. The client didn’t mind the nail holes, so there wasn’t a lot of waste. My wife drew the designs on the two outer sides of each leg and I carved them out with small gouges. After staining with a custom mix that I’ve used on wormy chestnut the carving didn’t stand out enough. My wife filled it in with a Sharpie before two coats of polyurethane. The top had a third coat. Thanks for looking.
-- Dan, West Virginia, http://www.danpleskaCreations.com