|Project by MonteCristo||posted 06-13-2012 02:47 AM||1481 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
This is a pedestal table I built for the same guy who wanted the first project I posted, that monster salad bowl. I built it a few years ago and was not thinking I would ever be posting pictures of it so they are not the best.
This table is based on one I saw in Fine Woodworking a few years ago. My version has more (12 or 16 – can’t remember for sure) faces on the tapered pedestal than the 6 in FWW. It is also somewhat bigger in diameter.
The base is frame and panel, ie. the central part of the base is floating within a frame, which is like a triangle with concave curves for sides.
The top is from 2” walnut which with care came out at about 1.75 ” in the finished table.
The table is collapsible into three pieces: the top, the pedestal and the base. A truss rod runs from the bottom side of the base up thru the pedestal and into a captive nut in the underside of the top.
I managed to build this table entirely on my own. Being a 160 lb (72 kg) weakling, I was quite pleased to have managed that as the table weighs well over 100 lbs (50 kg).
The wood is American Black Walnut. The finish is tung oil with a polyurethane overcoat.
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