|Project by lateralus819||posted 08-11-2013 02:47 AM||1840 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
This is a recently finish hall table i made for my mother and father in law as a thank you. It’s african mahogany for the aprons/legs. Curly maple for the drawer fronts, quartersawn sapele for the top, mahogany stringing, holly stringing. 2 coats of danish oil.
This one was a whole new learning curve for me. First time doing any inlay, first time doing drawers, tapered legs. Not to mention my first time building anything this substantial and its only my 2nd piece of furniture. I like to think I’m making progress. It tested my patience in more ways then one but i succeeded.
Went through 2 other tops, first on ended up being bowed beyond use, 2nd one i kind of rushed and when i was routing for the inlay, i thought i hit my release trigger for my plunge router and set it down on the top, turns out the bit was protruding out 1/8” and left a nice recess. Ended up succumbing to my anger heh.
2nd face frame, first one i wasn’t happy with how the glueup came out, so i decided to redo it.
2nd batch of legs, first set was sapele, but upon starting the mortises i noticed one was bowed so i opted for new stock.
Cost me a bit in tools as i bought a leigh super 12 and a ridgid palm router, but I’ll get some good use out of both of them. All in all I’m happy with it and can’t wait to use what i’ve learned on future projects.
The look on their face was PRICELESS. The reason i went with the federal style for inspiration was because my inlaws are what you might call furniture aficionados. They have quite a few nice pieces. Their whole house is woodworking mastery, i must say. All quartersawn white oak. It’s just gorgeous! My father in law was actually feeling inside to see what kind of joints i used! I was quite surprised.
I know it’s not perfect and i can live with it surprisingly. I’ll definitely use what i’ve learned in the future.
-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin