|Project by WoodMedicFD||posted 09-14-2012 06:06 PM||856 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
Here is my first real project – we needed a small, simple table for under our TV set and couldn’t find anything that fit right, so I said, “No problem, I’ll build one!” Famous last words, eh? Anyway, months later here’s what I ended up with.
It’s a small shaker-style table, made with cherry. Put together with a Kreg pocket screw holes (what a tool, just great). Notice the clamp I used when I actually joined the pieces, makes it unbelievably easy, at Rockler for $25. Could not have got them that square without it.
Overall dimensions are 47” x 15” at 17” tall. I like the shaker style, simple with nice dimensions and proportions. It is very pleasing to the eye.
Everyone likes that little knot hole I left in the top – at first I thought it was an imperfection but really it’s very cool.
Note my tabletop glue up, I strongly subscribe to the “No clamp should match” theory of joining wood.
Finished it with 3 coats of “Emett’s Good Stuff” a mysterious concoction that I buy from my local hardwood supplier.
I hope you like the progressive pictures that give you an idea of how I made it. It’s my first try at building something nice and I learned a lot. I did most of the work myself but I did have my hardwood supplier shop run the top through their planer because it was so large, I also had them cut the notches in the shelf with their bandsaw and a shopmade jig.
Ok, there you go, on to the next project….