|Project by Joey||posted 05-16-2008 10:24 PM||1374 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
I built this table for the same friend I did the round table for at Christmas. She’s a good friend of ours who is a single mom whose husband passed away less than a year ago. She’s raising 2 kids by herself. She had asked me to build her a couple of pieces, the first being the round table for her daughter. This being the second one for her. She wanted something to match her “cherry” sleigh bed. I got the idea to get her 9 year son to help me. He was excited and thought that all he was going to do was watch and sweep up. He was wrong, after promising his mom not to let him near the table saw, He and I did alot of it together. From picking out the wood to jointing (he didn’t do this), planing (this was his favorite), cutting the sliding dovetails, to sanding. The only thing he didn’t help with was building the drawers and staining. He picked out and mounted the handles by himself, with just a little help. I enjoyed spending the time with him, and he’s decided he’s going to start woodworking.
The table is cherry. The dividers between the drawers are joined with sliding dovetails. The only mechanical fasteners are the screws and figure eights attaching the top to the body. The cherry came from a local tree and is the same lumber i found the .22 round in. It is stained to match her bedroom set (i only stain cherry if someone requests it and it better be for a good reason) and finished with wipe on satin poly. The drawer sides are poplar and pluged with walnut.
-- Joey, Magee, Ms http://woodnwaresms.com