|Project by Matt (Upper Cut)||posted 05-13-2008 12:55 AM||7039 views||3 times favorited||20 comments|
This is a table I made for my 14 month old daughter. I wanted to practice some new techniques and do a project without committing a lot of time and money to a bigger project. Now, after finishing this smaller scale table, I’d feel much more confident about committing to a larger project.
It’s solid walnut, 18 inches high, with an 18×24 inch top. The legs are a modified tapered spade foot, joined to the apron with mortice and tenon. The top is 4 pieces, bookmatched, joined to the apron with table clips in biscuit slots. The top has a cove edge to complement the partial spade foot. The only mechanical fasteners are the #6×1/2” screws holding in the table top clips.
I got a lot of practice and use out of my new sharp chisels and planes, thanks to a new Tormek T7.The finish is
- 2 coats danish oil wetsanded
- 2 coats 1# shellac
- 2 coats oil/poly blend
- 1 coat wax
This was fun to build, and I learned a lot. I wish it had less sapwood, but I still like it.
-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks, http://uppercutwoodworks.com/