|Project by maxomatic||posted 07-17-2012 01:56 PM||2517 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
I built this table using (mostly) the Wood Whisperer plans, with the obvious exception of the top. My mom had brought back some bluestone tiles from a trip and asked me to make her a table with them. Of course I always do what my mom wants.
It’s cherry throughout, except under the tiles in the top is some 1/4” ply. Mortise & tenon joinery, mitered corners on the top. Finished with one coat of shellac (clear coat), followed by 3 coats of Enduro-Var and then a bit of Renaissance wax on the top and drawer front. I put some wax on the tiles too, as they are quite porous. Also, the tiles weren’t all exactly the same size, but I think I disguised that well. If you look closely you can see that they don’t all line up around the outside edge perfectly. I found the knob online, it’s also bluestone.
I’m pretty pleased with how it came out. I shied away from dovetails on the drawers though. I have another one partially made, I may attempt dovetails on that one. That one will also have a solid wood top.
-- I cut it three times and it's STILL too short!