|Project by Don||posted 04-30-2008 07:13 AM||4368 views||2 times favorited||28 comments|
I started this table some five years ago when I took a furniture design class. The purpose of the class was to teach furniture making from start to finish. We had to research the design idea by viewing classic designs and adapt our design to incorporate some of the things we liked in these designs. Then we had to draw the plans, and construct and finish the table.
One of my unfortunate characteristics is that I tend towards the impatient. I want to see progress. So, between the snail pace the course forced me to progress, and the high hourly cost of instruction and shop time, I quite.
I had milled all the components of the table and took them home. That was before I had my own shop, so the box of table parts got shuffled to the back of a storage area. I knew that they were there, but the completion of the table was something I simply put off.
Last week I came across the box and decided to finish the table. It’s my version of an Arts & Crafts inspired table with a Greene & Green influence. The joiner is traditional Mortise and Tenon and features squared pegs on the breadboard end, and split wedged through tenons at the leg stringers. The finish has a few more coats of Wipe-On Poly before it’s finished, but being the impatient type, thought you might like to see it now.
The black accent wood is African Ebony.
So much for impatience – this table took me just over five years to complete. LOL!
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/