|Project by tefinn||posted 10-10-2013 01:10 AM||780 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
A friend of mine had been looking for a table or shelf to put against a wall in her family room. It needed to fit between two doorways and hide, but not block, the air return on that wall. It also had to be a certain height, so when she was on the couch, she could see the pictures of her grandkids sitting on it. I decided to build this for her Birthday.
The overall demensions are 30”x30”x14”. I made some glue ups of 4/4 for the top and 3/4 for the shelf. For the legs I used 4/4 stock and the rest is all 3/4. The wood is all reclaimed white oak. The rail to leg joinery is mortise and tenon. I put a 5/8” chamfer under the table top edge to help lighten the look. The bottom rail arches were cut on the bandsaw. All edges have a 1/8” round over. The top and shelf are attached using wood blocks and screws (the only hardware) with allowance for expansion.
The piece was sanded to 220 and then stained with Rustoleum Summer Oak. It was then finished with several coats of home mixed wipe-on poly with Transtint Dark Vintage Maple added to it. This gave me an almost perfect match to the other furniture in the room.
Not a very fancy or ambitious project, but my friend loved it and that’s all that really matters. Now she’s asked me to change the vent grate behind it. :)
-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.