|Project by yokel||posted 06-13-2013 10:08 AM||2325 views||26 times favorited||24 comments|
This is the first of four finished pieces i’m working on for my folks. They were looking to update some living room furniture & liked a few G&G pieces i showed them a while back. This one is heavily based on Darrell’s aurora sofa table: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/18190 . The dimensions were changed a bit to suit their needs. The only other real changes are the double cloud lift in the front & the slatted base.
It’s intended to be a media table. I set up a media server a while ago that takes care of all the DVR, movies, music & whatnot. So a full media cabinet is really unessesary for them.
I used cherry instead of the traditional mahaogany. The panels are 1/4” solid cherry & float in groove(legs)/rabbet(frame).
I did go through the extra trouble of pinning the tenons with 1/4” dowel before capping them with ebony. To do it quickly & accurately i made a few templates to drill the holes with & setup two routers with different size bits(1/4”, 5/16”). Basically all the 5/16” ebony plugs have a dowel underneath.
The stack of jigs & templates i needed to make for this guy:
The finish is blonde shellac>BLO>Blonde shellac>wax. (Help!>Slip>Frank, China>ryder>scarlet>fire). Couple of photo’s of the non finished piece(panels were pre finished).