|Project by ajbergren||posted 09-18-2013 02:41 AM||1869 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This is designed following a C. Michael Vogt piece from fine woodworking, but I adapted and changed various things.
It is made using mortise and tenons (tenons by hand) and hand cut dovetail sockets for the middle stretcher. The top is a singe board, although there was variation in colour due to sapwood, I think it works well since there are streaks of matching colour in all four boards. There are two “hidden” stretchers below the top that are dovetailed into the side stretchers. This supports the top and also adds some attachment points via slotted holes.
As always, no sandpaper, just hand planed surfaces. The edge profile on the top was also shaped all by hand using an edge profiling tool to ensure uniformity.
Sorry about the lousy pictures, but thanks for looking!