|Project by scottb||posted 07-24-2006 02:00 PM||15524 views||7 times favorited||20 comments|
This is my first real foray into the world of fine woodworking. I took a class this past winter at the Worcester Craft Center, where approx 10 of us designed and built our own tables. We each took our own rough lumber, plans and inspiration and 10 weeks later ended up with our own creations. Starting 1 step removed from a tree to… (hopefully) 1 step away from Fine Woodworking magazine.
Most of my classmates made end tables, or the equivalent. I was a little more ambitious (or perhaps a touch naive) with my large pub table.
I did all the sanding, finishing and assembly at home, only relying on the school’s equipment for dimensioning the lumber. (We all don’t have a 12” jointer and 25” planer in the basement, now do we?)
The table is hard maple, loosely shaker in style, 42” inches tall and 3’ square. It is finished with several coats of varnish, sanded to 2000 grit, and finished off with a coat of wax. This took about 30 hours of class time, and 15-20 hours for finish and assembly.