|Project by superstretch||posted 09-21-2011 05:21 PM||2172 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
As seen in the series here: http://lumberjocks.com/superstretch/blog/series/4352
A lot of things came together for this project to work: a teacher friend of mine needed a table, I happened upon a magical stash of amazing spalted maple, and I had all summer to work on it.
If you really want details, check out the blog posts. Overall, the table was 50” long, 17” wide, and 28” tall. The construction is mostly spalted maple and some walnut accents in the legs (notice my one major screwup? AKA “character” :D—caused by running the leg through the table saw on the taper jig backwards..) Finish was 4-5 coats of clear shellac and a couple coats of wax. The finish felt like silk and had a bit of an old-timey look to it.
I’m thankful for the opportunity to build this table. It’s the largest piece I’ve built to date and I really enjoyed building it. It’s not perfect, but I’ve learned a lot and am looking forward to the next project.
-- Dan, Rochester, NY