|Project by alholstein||posted 05-02-2008 07:37 AM||1459 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This is a combination project that my wife designed. It was based on a photo in an sales catalog. Her addition was to make the top a folding top that swivels to double in size for having snacks on while watching TV. We located the swivel point using a CAD program and a cardboard mock up for the top. It is a 1/4 bolt with a nut inset in the bottom half of the top. There is a little space under the top that you can get to when it is rotated before it is unfolded which can be used for storage of napkins etc.
I was lucky and found a solid one piece of mahogany that was wide enough that I didn’t have to do and gluing up. I thought that it would like warp but it hasn’t. The legs are made from 5/4 of a mahogany decking wood that works up nice. I used a natural stain again, but is it a redder that we would have liked it to be. The ottoman feature is when I put a pillow on it and for resting my feet.
-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"