|Project by DaveFFMedic||posted 06-20-2012 05:14 PM||1352 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
This table was made after the jewelry box. It is a 4 foot by 8 foot dining table made for the ambulance service I work for. It is solid hard maple with an epoxy finish for the top. The base of the table was made in my apartment with hand tools. It is through mortise and tenon with drawbore dowels of walnut. The horizontal cross pieces are fixed with wedged tenons. There are no mechanical fasteners used on the base.
The table top used a base of 3/4” BC plywood with 4/4 S4S hard maple on top. The boards were fastened to the plywood using a sliding dovetail runner made of oak. The maple boards were allowed to float over the plywood to allow for some seasonal movement. The top was fastened to the base using five 1/2” x 3” lag bolts.
The entire project was finished with boiled linseed oil. The base was then finished with oil based polyurethane. The top was finished with two part epoxy. The logo is a vinyl decal identical to the ones on the ambulances. It is embedded in the epoxy.
I engineered this table to withstand a force of 300 lbs on the edge without tipping the table. I figured this table would be subject to some abuse over the years and I wanted to make sure it stood the test of time. It has been 7 years since it was completed and it still looks great!