|Project by Reddial||posted 03-23-2012 01:29 AM||4932 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
This was one of the first ‘real’ peices of furniture I made (about 2 years ago). I designed it myself. It is all natural colors, no stains. The final top finish is 4 coats of brush on poly wet sanded between each coat to a final 400 grit.
The checker/chess board top is purple heart and wenge. The rest is african black limba.
One of the many challenges was the ‘rule’ joint for the drop leafs. As you may know, this type of joint requires a special hinge. I used Brusso. They were a little tricky to install. Although you can buy a rule joint router bit set, I used my existing 1/2” roundover and cove bits that worked fine with careful router adjustments.
I used a ‘spinner’ brace to hold the drop leaf in its upright position. When not in use, it spins in to become part of the apron.
The lower shelves are kind of suspended on dowells to allow wood movement without splaying the legs.
The black limba is pretty hard and a bit difficult to work with, but well worth the effort for the final uniques look.
-- Darrel..."The biggest threat to 'good' is 'better'.