|Project by ajbergren||posted 11-01-2012 10:10 PM||2675 views||8 times favorited||11 comments|
Finally finished this- it will be a night table for myself, and is the first thing I have made that is primarily for me!
This table was made from a single wide board of curly maple (10/4 stock, eastern soft maple that was 13” wide and 6.5 feet long- and I still have some left!). Secondary wood is curly aspen for drawer sides/bottoms. Top was book matched and the board laid out so the grain wraps around the piece.
Traditional construction: M & T using hand cut tenons, hand cut dovetails, etc. Only hand planes used to surface this (no sandpaper touches wood in my shop!!).
Finish: two coats of BLO and numerous rubbed on blonde shellac.
Any comments welcome, and thanks for looking!!