|Project by Wendy||posted 11-27-2012 05:18 AM||1676 views||7 times favorited||20 comments|
I’ve always enjoyed the whimsy of bandsaw boxes, but have never made one before this project. Must admit that making one 8-1/2 inches deep on my first go around was not the smartest idea. I had to cut out in a few unexpected places because my bandsaw could not make the tight radius. This made the glue up a little tedious. The woods are walnut, maple, cedar and plywood. There is a glass top, but it was removed for the photos. The table was sanded to 400 grit and finished with “Tried-n-True” linseed oil and bee’s wax. It was the first time I have used the “Tried-n-True” product and I was impressed. FYI – not sure I’m getting the name correct – the can is at my shop.
The inspiration for the table is Dr. Seuss. I tried to make the leg and base appear fragile such that they were not strong enough to hold the table. Just like many Dr. Seuss creations. The base is actually larger then the top and the leg cut in such a way that the top is centered directly over the based. Although I generally build items for others, this table is all mine.