|Project by Tennwood||posted 01-06-2012 02:30 AM||1907 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This hall table was constructed out of a stack of warped, knotty cherry that I was able to get a pretty good deal on. The plan is out of Wood Magazine, built with little deviation from the plan. I built it about two years ago and it was my first major piece of furniture that wasn’t a box, cabinet or shelf. My wife latched on to it and it now stands in our entrance hall way. (Actually, she picked the plan out when flipping through my magazine.)
Because of a large through knot on the top that came out during planning, I had to come up with something to disguise the hole. I inlaid a maple bow tie over the hole and then inlaid two more to give it continuity.
The table is finished with amber shellac that has toned the cherry very nicely over the past 2 years. It has a much richer color now than in these pictures, even though there is very little natural light in the hall to have much affect on it.
One problem that has developed in the past few months is one of the curved gains on the top has begun to pop up 1/64” or so. It may be the dry winter air so I will wait until next summer and see if it gets worse. If it equalizes, I may re-sand it. Or, if it doesn’t get worse, and it is really just a decorative table, it may be better to just leave it as is.
-- Jim, SE Tennessee, "Don't spare the kindling Dear, we have plenty"