|Project by fissionchips||posted 06-02-2012 09:35 PM||1266 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
The inspiration for this table came from the western maple top. It was sliced and stored by a local arborist who was generously thinning out his wood collection. It’s been a fun project these past three weeks as I’ve tried many a new technique. For more on the process please visit my blog entry and build photos.
Geometry: The leg sections and the stretchers are splayed outwards from the bottom up. For continuity’s sake the stretchers took on a downward arc. The stretchers are fixed with parallel wedges to maintain their full cross-section as through tenons. The ‘arms’ in the leg assembly cross with a mitered half-lap, allowing for straight line joinery and a welcome change from fitting the curved tenons on the legs.
Finish: Tung oil. Two coats for the legs and three for the top plus wax.