|Project by WoodenSoldier||posted 09-05-2013 06:22 AM||914 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
I call it the Evil Tree table because quite obviously it looks like an evil tree (to me anyhow).
This table was a commission for a friend of a friend of a friend. As usual, I didn’t charge enough and put more time into it than I planned to. It came out pretty cool, but by the time I was done I was craving some traditional joinery to feed my woodworking soul. As simple and tedious as this thing was, the most traditional thing I did in it was using chisels to carve out a slot for the bracket to hold the top on.
Top is a redwood burl slab I didn’t do much to besides flattening, sanding, and hole filling. The base is made from stacked pieces of poplar which were glued together then power carved with the Arbortek power plane attachment. I used a single coat of the Minwax black stain and then sanded the high points to give it some contrast. Finished the base with two layers of wipe on poly and the top with 5 coats of conversion varnish.
The customer said he wanted a “mail table” to put in his front hallway, something a little higher than a normal table. Well, I’m afraid I may have gone overboard and made it a little too high. It’s about 44” which practically makes it seem like a bar table, especially considering the rest of the design.
-- Create something everyday.