|Project by bobmcw||posted 12-02-2011 03:01 AM||1537 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
I built the box part of this, some 25 years ago. Moved it from house to house and it was constantly in our way. My wife had a lot of good laughs about this “project” over the years. Well I finally got around to making the top, the skirt boards and bottom.
It is made of poplar and with the exception of a few small pieces of wood, it was made from rough stock that I planed, joined and squared. The sides, front and back are connected with haunched, blind running tongues and grooves. I didn’t use any plans and built it on the fly, using my own sense of scale and proportion (I often wondered why I did this) I used General Finishes, Candlelight oil based stain and topped it with wipe-on poly. The brass is from Horton.
I know that poplar is looked down upon by many woodworkers but I found it fun to work, stain and finish. Amazingly in all its years in an unheated garage and basement, it only moved 1/16th out of square.