|Project by Don||posted 04-12-2008 04:53 AM||2731 views||2 times favorited||28 comments|
Without making excuses for not being as active here as I once was, here is my latest woodworking project.
A good friend of ours, an accomplished artist, asked me to make a table to specific dimensions that would allow her to place it in her small housing unit.
I’ve been working on it off and on since mid January. Today, I finally finished and took these photos before delivering it to her.
Up ‘til now, I’ve used mortise and tenon joinery for this kind of furniture. But this was a perfect project to give my DowelMax a good test. I found it easy to use and frankly will be unlikely to revert to the traditional joinery again.
The wood is Australian Blackwood and the top is from the same 19mm (4/4”) sheets I used to build this project. The grain coloring is often quite spectacular as it is in this veneered sheet. This time I used the second side (not quite as spectacularly figured) as the surface. I felt it was more in keeping with the solid side-skirts and legs.
The drawers are constructed of first grade pine. I like the lightness of weight and color. The drawer faces are cut from the same piece that makes up the front skirt, so the grain matches.
The finish is five coats of MinWax Wipe-on Poly, cut with fine steel wool and Ubeaut Traditional wax leaving a satin smooth finish.
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/