|Project by dasnipa||posted 09-30-2011 05:03 AM||3120 views||6 times favorited||18 comments|
Let me start this story at the beginning. a little over a year ago I decided that I wanted to build a dining table for a friend of mine. It was to be quite an ambitious project because I was just starting out as a woodworker. A few friends of mine convinced me to do an end table first so that I could practice the look before moving on to a final piece. You can find the original ‘practice’ end table at the project below.
So, of course, with the full scale project, I encountered issues one doesn’t encounter until working with long lengths of stock… The table is 72”x40”.
By far, the biggest issue I had was keeping the wood flush while edge gluing. I tried my darndest, but the end result left me sanding the top off and on for the past 6 months to return it to a reasonable flatness for a dining table.
Ill end my banter there and let the wood speak for itself. P.S. some of the pictures have some curvature to the top. The top isn’t actually curved. it’s a function of the project being large, and my lens not having a short enough focal length for the scale I needed.