|Project by vrice||posted 07-05-2012 12:59 AM||6767 views||9 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a simple project I tackled last weekend. I recently built a Morris Chair for my patio. I needed a table to go with it. I found the plans for this little guy at Woodsmith Shop. I built this one out of the same batch of Cypress I used for the Morris Chair. I really like the Tile Top. Down here in Houston drink glasses sweat quite a bit. The tile could care less. The tiles sell for $4 at the big box stores and there are many choices.
The first thing that caught my eye on this design was the use of pocket hole joinery. One of the pics shows the leg construction. The two frames making up the top are also assembled with pocket holes. I made use of a base I put together for the Kreg Jig Santa gave me last year. I LOVE THIS JIG.
The last item of note that I found neat was the way the rabbet joint is handled on the legs. You can see this in a couple of photos included. A simple chamfer on the edge all but make the joint invisible.
As I did with the chair I finished this with multiple coats of Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane.
A complete Sketchup model, with dimensions, can be found at the warehouse.
-- Vic Rice