|Project by kordwood||posted 02-18-2012 09:29 PM||3120 views||9 times favorited||13 comments|
Just a plain, small end table that is made entirely of scraps of quartersawn white oak. The piece stands about 24 inches tall; the top is 22 inches long and 9.5 inches wide … just big enough for coffee and a small snack. Finish is the typical Jeff Jewitt recipe I’ve been using for a while. You can find a link to it on one of my earlier projects.
This is the first time I’ve used veneer to give ray flakes to all four sides of the legs. It won’t be the last, as the veneer (about 1/16th inch thick) is nearly undetectable when the sharpness of the edge is broken. Not having conventionally flatsawn grain on such a high-profile portion of the table is worth the extra work.
The table sports a little secret drawer, just big enough for the kind of stuff that floats around the family room: coasters, iPods, extra remotes and so on. I may end up putting a small Stickley pull on the drawer, which will end the secrecy, but might give just a bit of pop to an otherwise plain table. If you’re inclined to comment on the table, please feel free to weigh in: Pull or no pull!
Like my other recent pieces, I’ve branded this with my mark, thanks to the branding iron my wife bought me for Christmas a couple years back. You can see a closeup in the fourth picture. The design of the brand is an homage to the Roycrofters mark… it’s comprised of my initials (JDK) in the circle. Those letters form the trunk of a tree, which is topped with four horizontal bars that are stylized branches … and they also represent our family—my wife, our two sons and me.
-- David in sunny Cleveland, Oh