|Project by Kacy||posted 12-29-2011 11:17 PM||1047 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Haven’t posted in quite some time, so I thought I’d put up a couple of projects that were Christmas presents this year (2011). The first is a small (36”) round kitchen table for my brother, who lives by himself in a small house. Nothing really specially about the construction – hand tool construction, mortise and tenon joints on the legs/aprons, and the top was attached via shop-made buttons. Finish is danish oil topped with a number of coats of poly.
This was made from pecan (which is a type of hickory) that was harvested out of my backyard about a year and a half ago because it was constantly dropping huge limbs on my vegetable garden. I slabbed about 20 feet of the trunk in various thicknesses (some of the slabs were 20” wide), then dried it in a home built solar kiln. It is the first project I’ve made with the wood. It’s definitely on the rustic side, but I think it fits in with my brother’s personality.
-- Kacy, Louisiana