|Project by Timber58||posted 02-23-2012 05:00 AM||1580 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
Borrowed this from a magazine, but it was made as a bench. I made the top flat and a little wider, to function as a coffee table. The top is cedar, the legs are fir and the stretcher is birch. I also used 1/2 in thick strips of birch to form the mortise, two halves glued together, and two strips along the edge to give it some thickness. I had started with 1 3/4 thick cedar for the top but after gluing it up, it warped a little so i had to take it to my woodmizer to true it up, which left me with an 1 1/2 thick top. All I have left to do is put the birch plugs in the side, they are climatizing overnight in the house, and a few more coats of wipe on poly. I really like this design and it was a fun project, might have to do another one..
-- I have so many projects on the go, guess I'm not a "finish" carpenter!