|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 10-26-2011 11:32 PM||1275 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
These are the 5 tables I made for SMM Church. Mary put out a note in the bulletin that they needed 4 or 5 tables for the youth center and I had all these left over cabinet grade plywood cutouts from some locker room dividers I made and I used it to make the tables. I used the golden rectangle ratio to make the top and the taper of the legs. The tables are 10” x 16 3/16” x 20”. Halfway into the project, I changed the top inserts from that plywood to solid red oak. When I joined the plywood halves to make the top, I sanded through the outer ply and I knew there was a lot more sanding needed when I install the edge bands so I scrapped the plywood pieces.
The aprons are dovetailed into the legs instead of mortise and tenon. 10 screws hold each base to the top.
They are stained with Zar 120 ( Teak Natural) and finished with satin polyurethane- 2 coats on the frames and 6 coats on the tops then scuff waxed with Minwax paste wax
The pictures are 1) Single Table, 2) 5 Tables, 3) Mary with one of the tables, 4) raw top and leg frame ,and 5) tapering the legs with the sled.
They were delivered today just in time for the youth group meeting tonight!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!