|Project by OregonWoodRat||posted 10-29-2012 08:47 PM||1870 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
For Thanks Giving I thought we could use a buffet table and then after my wife can use it to display her Christmas village.
Made from Deodar Cedar that I cut from a tree we had cut down from our front yard. I cut the wood using an Alaskan saw mill guide. I air dried the wood and then checked it using a moisture content meter.
I had watched the videos from The Wood Whisperer on the trestle table build and thought I would give it a try. For the first time I used a pattern. After creating the pattern on ¼ inch hard board I traced it on the wood and cut out the pieces. After rough cutting the parts I used double stick tape to stick the patterns on the parts and used a pattern bit to do the final cutting. The feet are 24 inches wide and 3.5 inches thick. The vertical part and top is 3 inches thick. The top part is 20 inches wide. I used a 5 inch grinder with a sanding disc to blend the feet into the vertical leg. Then finished up with my pad sander and a little bit with a file.
The top is 32×60 x 30inches high with the bark left on. The bark seems attached very well.
I connected the legs to the top and the leg to stretcher using Power Pro Construction screws. They have a nice round brass looking head and are made of hardened steel.
I finished it with semi gloss varathane.
-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.