|Project by Elwood89||posted 07-19-2013 12:17 PM||2351 views||11 times favorited||12 comments|
This Pub Table is based on a Charles Limbert designed coffee table. Similar plans are in Fine Woodworking (Nov/Dec 2010) and American Woodworker (Sept 2003). The top of the table is a slab of a very old Olive tree with the natural edge. The legs are Boire. The shelf and the stretchers under it are Moabi; these stretchers also serve as a wine rack and hold four bottles of wine.
The chairs are the design of Greg Wood from Woodworker’s Journal (Apr 2011) and here. The seats are Moabi, all of the other chair parts are Boire. I didn’t vary much from the original design. I was a little concerned about the stability of the long legs without stretchers connecting them, but I had faith in Greg’s design and adding stretchers would have really changed the look of the chairs. The joinery is strong, the chairs are sturdy, and there is no wobble at all.
The finish is teak oil. It took more than 90 hours in the shop to make the table and chairs from rough cut lumber. I’ve got to find a way to work more efficiently (quicker), but olive the results.
-- Elwood, making sawdust in Germany, http://www.AnsbachArtisans.com