|Project by lobro4||posted 09-30-2011 12:25 AM||1696 views||6 times favorited||9 comments|
So I am roaring up I-35 driving home from dropping of my eldest at The University of Texas (an interesting conundrum for this die-hard Jayhawk) when I get a text asking me how long my woodworking queue is. As luck would have it, I was nearly done with my current project. My friend Jeff would like a table—a simple dining table for his apartment. We had some conversations about the type of wood, the measurements and the Golden Ratio. Jeff made an interesting request. “When people sit down at this table, I want it to be about the wood.” It made me think that sometimes, woodworkers can over-design a project, and he kept me from that with his request. Just let it be about the wood. He wanted to go with walnut and he wanted to keep the design simple. In keeping with the spirit of the wood, no attempts were made to hide the sapwood. Simple tapered legs and no fancy edges.
The top measures 50”x30” and is glued up from 6/4 stock. The third picture shows the underneath surface of the top and the last picture is a close up of the top surface The aprons are 4/4 stock. The legs are laminated from 4/4 and cut to a finished size of 3”x3”. (I learned that 3 1/4” is the extreme height capacity of my table saw.) Two sides are tapered on the table saw. Simple mortise and tenon joinery on the leg/aprons. The candle holder is likely familiar to many of you—based on the Woodsmith Shop pattern. It was a little extra I made for him out of scraps of walnut and quarter sawn white oak. See the separate post for more pictures. It’s all sanded to 150 and finished with BLO. Poly top coat.
Thanks for looking. For the sake of my daughter… Hook ‘em ‘Horns! For Jeff and myself and everyone else who knows me… Rock Chalk Jayhawk!
-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!