|Project by Davesfunwoodworking||posted 07-30-2008 02:26 AM||1847 views||4 times favorited||28 comments|
Thit is a very old style Serving Tea Table used in the 1700s. They where built in alot of styles. If you owned one like this one, you had alot of money and were very well off.
I started the legs about a month or so ago for this table. All the Walnut came from old gun stock blanks that the woman was using for fire wood. I worked out a trade of one load of pine firewood for a load of Walnut. I put a blog on a few months ago about them.
So this whole project is done using the gun stock blanks. The top is made out of some Walnut burl veneer I have had for some time now. All of the wood I used on this table was going to the fire.
I started off with the legs because I have never done any like these before. I wasnt sure that they would turn out. They are all shaped by hand and they where fun to make, but hard.
I had never done veneer before so I made a vacuum press. I ordered all the stuff I needed to make the bag. Glued it up and started the vacuum. Wow no leaks and it worked great. (A whole new area in woodworking for me). I had alot of fun making this Serving tea table.
This project was alot of fun. Alot of new things were tried that I have never done. I think I am starting to get this whole woodworking thing down!!