|Project by TechRedneck||posted 03-23-2012 07:02 PM||2593 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
This was a request from my mom. She wanted a small table to sit beside the couch to set a cup of coffee on.
I have a fair amount of rough cut cherry which was planed down to 3/4”. This gave me a chance to work with the Jessem doweling jig (highly recommended). Since the top and shelf are spalted and figured, the boards were finished with a hand plane and scraper.
The legs were glued and shaped on the band saw then hand planed to remove the saw marks. I made a pattern for the aprons out of 1/2” fiberboard then rough cut them on the band saw and finished them with a flush trim bit on the router with the pattern taped to the wood. Afterward the edges were hand scraped and lightly sanded with 220 grit.
Finish on the top is five coats of high gloss tung oil and the remainder of the table has three coats of Danish oil.
-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle