|Project by rdwile||posted 09-24-2013 02:21 PM||2338 views||8 times favorited||12 comments|
This table is built from Scott Morrison’s plans and uses an ingenious design to join the legs together. The centre post has a groove on all four sides and the legs have a tenon which fits into the groove. A cove routed into the post’s corners provide a continuous joint which looks like the wood has grown together. Once glued up it is a monolithic design which is very strong yet elegant in looks. Maloof is said to have been inspired by tree roots in his original design of this table.
I have posted a few pics of the work in progress on the table above. there are more on my blog.
I am also building a pair of low-back dining chairs from the same flitch of walnut as the table – they should be done in a few weeks. There are some work in progress shots on my blog.
-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/