|Project by BertFlores58||posted 03-30-2013 02:36 PM||1387 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
The table can be judge by its cover. My first admirer was Agnes my wife. She likes the double doors with mobius triangles in a back of square motif. Also the snap on door has made it possible to be a knobless door. This allows me not to disturb the design. No use of nails! All joints are present except for a dovetail. Even the table top was a challenge to make rabetted joint with inlayed 1/4 inch groove. The mitered corners are pinned with dowel rather than the splined one. The legs are moticed and horizontal framings are tenoned. The legs too are tenoned to fit with the top at 3/8 inch motice joint. The walls are tongue and grooved with the legs and horizontal slats. The doors are hinged with stainless steel hinges… no rooms for the concealed hinges. The doors frame and board (substrate of the mobius triangle parquetry) are tounged and grooved.
The design is a parquetry of 1/8 thickness made from strips that are available. Materials are NARRA (Brown), KAMAGONG (Ebony- black), Acacia sap (White normally the acacia is brown but I selected the sap only as it is white)
The legs are yakal… The finish is made with two coats of walnut stain on the sides and back also inside and outside faces. The others like the top are all natural including the doors which are tanguile frames. After the staining, two coats of sanding sealer then finished with Valspar varnish. A goood idea to find out that the valspar varnish can be lightened in viscosity by a paint thinner but not with other thinners.
So there you are. For those buddies been waiting for my woodwork, I have other projects on the line but I am not having time to post and even read posts. Any rate, thanks to all for taking a good look. You can make comments on this as these two tables will be my wife and mine on our bedside.