|Project by loupitou06||posted 04-20-2012 05:21 AM||2993 views||27 times favorited||21 comments|
This is a hall table made of Zebrawood and Wenge, The zebrawood board was gorgeous and I searched for a long time how to highlight it in a piece of furniture.
The legs are attached to the top by a big dovetail and the bent lamination arch stiffens the assembly thanks to the turned tenons.
I wanted a design insipred by the Torii gates I saw in Japan.
This was my first attempt at bend lamination and it went surprisingly well. I look forward to practice more, mybe on a rocking chair next time :)
The finish is my standard process : shellac + DNA : 2 coats then varnish (1/2 poly, 1/2 mineral spirit) for 5+ coats then sanded & buffed. Finally I wax to top & buff it.
As usual this project taught me a lesson : never stop in the middle of an operation if you know you will resume it days later ! When cutting the dovetail slots in the top, I had to stop after making the dovetails for a 5 days business trip. Of course when I came back I had forgotten all about this measurement and I went blindly to my router and cut the bulk of the material with a straight bit : only to realize two attamps later that I had marked the outside of the dovetail….
So I patched it and make new dovetails slots a bit more “in” the top…
Lesson learned for sure
As usual, I keep a sketchup file for all my project, send me a message if you are interested.
Thanks for watching
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