|Project by dustysawyer||posted 01-11-2012 10:51 PM||1784 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
I needed a couple of end tables to go with an antique drop front desk that houses my computer but doesn’t provide room for the speakers. Thanks to Elwood89 for the inspiration of hidden (apron front) drawers. First attempt at shop made dovetail guides (learned some things about fitting like if you sand down the tail, you have to sand down the pin – duh!) First attempt at mortise and tenon joinery (leaned that a HF mortiser guide stop will slip with enough pressure – almost ended up making through tenons :-) I looked into fuming the white oak but, after reading about the variable results, decided to go with General Finishes Brown Mahogany gel stain which turned out to be a pretty good match. Final finish is 3 coats of Minwax Wipe On Poly Clear Satin. Last picture shows the frumpy make shift logs the tables replaced. Now I get to mill those sugar maple stumps and hope for some interesting spalting!