|Project by SouthpawCA||posted 08-19-2011 03:17 AM||3100 views||9 times favorited||17 comments|
Hi all … I’ve been wanting to make one of these for awhile. Then, in the latest issue of Wood (#206) there it was. I had to finally make the Floating Top Table. I hardly followed the directions other than to get the dimensions. Most everything I do is done with planes and this was no exception. After the pieces were cut to nominal size (on a TS which is basically my one power tool) I planed them to exact size. The tapers on the legs were also hand planed. As was the thicknessing, squaring, and edge treatment of the top. Mortise and tenons were also cut using chisels, my handy pull saw and a plane.
The woods are Ash and Black Walnut – I didn’t vary from the plan there at all. The base is finished with super blonde shellac and the Black Walnut top and support pieces are finished with garnet shellac. Then I finished the finish first with wet/dry 220 followed with 320 followed with the green, maroon, grey, and finally the white abrasive cloth things (I forgot what they are called) and then waxed.
It was a pleasure to actually finally make this design and now I’m thinking of adding a few more, getting rid of the store bought stuff we currently have.