|Project by Jeff Tobert||posted 01-15-2013 03:57 AM||4881 views||27 times favorited||28 comments|
This was a commissioned piece that I recently completed. My clients wanted a fairly simple design with a table top that resembled a hardwood floor. They really liked the character in the black walnut that I am able to get from PJ White Hardwoods in Edmonton. Usually clients want to avoid all sapwood when working with walnut, but not this couple. They liked the character that the different colors bring to the top to give it a rustic look. The table itself is 78 inches long by 38 inches wide and 29.5 inches high. The top is 1 an 1/4 inches thick and the table itself is MASSIVE. The third picture shows the top in my finishing room in probably the best light I have in the shop. I am currently working on a set of six chairs for the same clients.
Please feel free to critique and comment.
Here are a few other pictures detailing the whole process:
After initial planing and dimensioning:
Tenons and beads on apron boards:
Table top assembly:
Base assembly and bead detail
Prep and lacquer:
More finished pictures:
-- All in or give in.