|Project by RS Woodworks||posted 09-11-2012 05:11 PM||1555 views||7 times favorited||7 comments|
I was asked to build a hall table for my MIL that is similar to the others I have done, two of which were published in the April?May issue of Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement Magazine.
This table had some specific requirements: The top was to be bird’s eye maple, and the base from mahogany. The legs and aprons are made to match an existing set of coffee and end tables owned by my MIL (store bought furniture). Careful measurements were taken from the existing pieces and then layed out for this size of table. The legs were cut to rough shape with the band saw, and then hand planed with a vintage Stanley 113 (type 1) compass plane on all four sides. The coves on the aprons were cut on the table saw, and then cleaned up with scrapers. The table top was all smoothed and scraped by hand as well.
The inlay in the top is mahogany as well, and actually consists of 7 pieces. Getting the corners to match up was very careful work. The top is finished with WB poly, while the base is finished with Danish oil and WOP. Everything is rubbed out with paste wax.
I have titled this table “Knock Kneed”
Thanks for looking!
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