|Project by ItIsRocketScience||posted 01-13-2012 07:33 AM||976 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Inspired by my Aunt and Uncle (and their 150 year old home and habit of collecting all things antique), I decided to make a 3-legged end table.
The legs and outer ring are black walnut and the center medallion is maple. The finish is an absurd number of coats of tung oil.
Some questions I often get:
Q: Is it really unstable?
A: Yes, insanely unstable. That’s part of the “allure” of 3-legged tables. The stability envelope is tiny with the majority of the mass up near the top and the base so narrow. If I did it again, I’d either flare the legs out severely or add in another leg (or 3).
Q: Why is the lower walnut shelf grain not running in parallel with the top grain?
A: WHY DID YOU POINT THIS OUT?! NOW I CAN NEVER UNSEE IT!!
Thanks for checking it out.
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