|Project by barringerfurniture||posted 09-19-2013 07:35 AM||3291 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
This was made for my girlfriend over the course of about a year while I worked as a carpenter during the day. Solid cherry with walnut drawer interiors. It was a huge learning experience and became the first piece I now offer on my website with variations available. Dovetails are all hand cut. I’ve done better since and the one I offer for sale has a few changes made to it. For example, the tongue and groove for the breadboard ends is now only 1/4” exposed and has three extended tenons inside (This one just has a 3/4” T&G all the way across with five dowels). Experienced a bit of warping of the top with this one. I didn’t finish/seal the bottom of the tabletop. I think that may be part of the cause. I call it a “Shaker” table but the ornate end aprons say “Early American” or “Country” to me. Maybe someone else can give me some help here. Oh yeah, this was the first table top I planed by hand. Made some rookie mistakes and had some tearout that I wasn’t sure how to handle. So there’s a small indentation in there somewhere. I’ve gotten a lot better since. I leave the top big until planing is done, then cut it to size and I use scrapers to take care of minor tearouts.
-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA barringerfinefurniture.com