|Project by OregonWoodRat||posted 01-09-2013 12:12 AM||3588 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
Just before Christmas I thought it would be nice to have a coffee table in the living room. Most of the time the table would be in the way so I thought my number two daughter, who loves to draw, would like to have it as a Christmas gift.
For a drawing table the top needed to tilt. After much thinking I came up with what you see in the pictures. Trying to determine what angle to have it adjust to was difficult. In the end I just guessed and made two adjustments.
I had intended for the height to be 18 inches. I messed up with the leg length and so the total height is 20. I forgot to subtract the top thickness Rats :( I hinged the top using two strap hinges and finished it with Tung oil.
The bark seems to be solid. The third picture shows a small round spot in the bark. That is where what looks to be a small branch grew and when it was cut into lumber it was cut in half so you can see a cross section of it.
It works well and she was very happy.
The table Specs:
Top: 1.25” x 18” x 36”
Finshed with Tung oil
Since her birthday is on Dec 30th I made 4 Japanese floor chairs with cusions so it was more confortable to sit at the table for long periods. The kids love the chairs. I had no idea anyone would like them.
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