|Project by woodmaker||posted 09-11-2012 05:21 PM||1279 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
The wife had a wicker table out there that rotted away over the last 7 years.
So, having a bunch of scrap lumber laying around I built this one. The table is 31” long, 18” high and 19” wide, I did a 2 inch setback on the aprons so it would be easier to get our legs under it. Plain jane, no fancy routing or nothing.
Lot’s of dings, scratches, divits and etc, so I used a bit of wood putty; she wanted it painted white so I wasn’t too worried about it.
The aprons are pocket screwed to the legs and the stretchers, and in turn the stretchers anchor to the table top with pocket screws as well.
It was fun and I finally learned how to taper legs. I gave up on my aluminum jig and just used a #4 stanely smoother to get the tapers. Took longer, but it was good exsercise, not to mention it’s the only hand plane that I own. Next purchase will be a jointer plane because once I did the glue up for the top it took a while to get it level (it’s close anyway).
I have a General mortise and tennon jig, but haven’t mastered that yet. I do good on the tennons, but haven’t gotten the mortise centered. Plus I don’t like you can only use one width of wood because of the way it does the set up. I’ll master it eventually and then I think I can do the mortise and tennon seperate since I normally use 2 different sizes of wood.