|Project by Elwood89||posted 08-02-2013 05:52 PM||1719 views||7 times favorited||13 comments|
Natural Edge Smoked Larch Floating Top Coffee Table
The top is smoked (fumed) Larch, the legs are Elm, the apron is Hickory, and the supports are Wenge. The finish is teak oil. The top is secured to the supports with figure eight shaped fasteners, the rest of the joinery is mortise and tenon.
The Larch was already fumed when I bought it as rough cut lumber last year. I didn’t know anything about smoking process before I began this project. While planing the Larch I noticed a very strong ammonia smell, so I Googled the process to find out why. There is no ammonia smell on the finished table, it was only present while working the wood.
I have another (longer) piece of this Larch that I haven’t decided what to do with yet. It is a beautiful piece of wood.
The legs are based on the work of Randall Bowling.
...I’ve got to get a better camera and some lighting.
-- Elwood, making sawdust in Germany, http://www.AnsbachArtisans.com