|Project by jetnum||posted 01-03-2012 01:47 AM||1152 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
A neighbor down the street was discarding a little end table with a rectangular top made of press board with thin but badly damaged mahoghany veneer (last picture shows the original top). Although the table top was in a worthless condition, I thought I might be able to bring new life to the slender but sturdy solid mahoghany base.
So I nabbed the table and made a new top in a completely different shape from the original using a single ~14.5” wide quartersawn white oak board with nice linear grain. As with most of the other pieces I make, the white oak board was sourced from local “Urban” lumber. I mixed together a couple of Minwax stains to obtain the color you see here.
You might not think that a 14.5” board is exceptionally wide, but remember remember that this board was quartersawn, so the log from which it came must have been at least 30” in diameter before being quartered. In the State of Michigan, that’s a fairly substantial tree.
-- “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” — Martin Luther King Jr.