Drop Leaf table

  • Advertise with us
Project by SuburbanDon posted 02-15-2012 02:58 PM 1426 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Drop Leaf table
Drop Leaf table No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

This is a (commissioned) copy of a table we have that belonged to my wife’s grandfather. He taught wood shop in high school. This was a big challenge for me. I learned one important thing:

- Make a template and route any curved surfaces. Hand sanding to clean up the contours just didn’t turn out very well. But my worry is, will I be able to make a curved template any better ?

My biggest disappointment was the gaps in many of the joints. I used a commercial tenoning jig and tried to clean them up with a sharp chisel. This helped but not enough. I guess practice is the answer.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

2 comments so far

View Jeffrey Alexander's profile

Jeffrey Alexander

113 posts in 2895 days

#1 posted 02-15-2012 03:20 PM

Very nice!

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

View SuburbanDon's profile


487 posts in 3196 days

#2 posted 02-16-2012 02:32 AM

Sorry I posted this project twice now. I thought this was going to my blog and I can’t seem to remove it from here.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics