|Project by EarlS||posted 12-26-2011 04:29 PM||1567 views||8 times favorited||8 comments|
I was reading the Sept/Oct issue of Fine Woodworking and I came across an article by Kevin Rodel on his version of a table made by Josef Hoffmann in 1903. I think the changes he made make the piece look even better than the original. I made the table from walnut with several coats of gloss poly wipe and lots of hand rubbing.
It was the first time I had worked with tapered legs so I also made a tapered cut jig from free plans available on the internet. Just don’t forget to make the square sides.
The grids were easy to make using a dado and ripping the pieces to width after making the dado cuts. I used a tenon instead of splines to glue the legs and grids together more as a matter of preference.
The top is 4 pieces glued end to side to accent the grain in the wood. Lastly, we added a 3X3 tile of a dog to remember our Springer that we lost just after Thanksgiving. All in all, it was a fun piece.
-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"