|Project by LoganN||posted 03-18-2013 12:55 PM||1548 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This was a wedding present for my best friend. He and his wife own a log cabin and I wanted something to complement the house. Originally I had planned on a regular square table with a walnut spline, but I when I dry fitted the Ash sides together I saw a butterfly, so I let the wood take shape. The walnut spline is tapered to give a feeling of the wider at the top butterfly wing look. The legs are reclaimed redwood. My biggest lesson from this project is to never use redwood in a project like this again. It is simply to soft and and it is my fear that it will break… another lesson is to make sure that you dont get excited when working on a project and jump the gun by attaching leg assemblies to the wrong side of the table because you showed it to your wife and forgot to turn it back over. I had to make special leg assemblies for each side of the table to keep the look of separate wings. I also attached used wooden dowels to help support the center walnut spline, but when i drilled them one side tore out. That was supposed to be the bottom. Due to my own excitement I messed up and that side is now the top. Its not horrible, but I definitely see the mistake. Still, it was a nice table, so it made it to their house.