|Project by Dusty||posted 03-24-2007 12:52 PM||3616 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
These red oak round lamp end tables are made out of 3/4 stock.
The legs are cut separate. The mortise is cut where the cross member is dadoed out to to fit with the other cross member.
The top is 3/4 glued up stock and cut to what ever size top you desire.
I made a 10 inch 14 inch and 18 inch top to fit my needs.
I use figure 8’s to fasten the top.
You have to be careful when you lay out the legs so the cross members fit well. The table must also sit level.
Its easy to make a layout or cutting error.
There is a little more to building them than I had thought when I first seen them in a magazine. I only had was a picture and no dimensions to go by.
I cut a 1/4 striip of oak and glued it on the edge for edge banding of the top to avoid end grain which takes on stain very diferently.
I used my 12 step mission finish process.