|Project by Andrew63||posted 11-01-2013 04:58 PM||2644 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
Well here goes my first post, I hope you like it.
I milled all of the wood for this project by myself with a chainsaw Alaskan mill. We own several acres of woods behind my house. The tree that these slabs came from had fallen awhile ago and started to rot. I had to deal with a lot of this later. The wood was already relatively dry right off the mill since it had been sitting. I read 22% on my meter and waited until it was around 12% to start working. All of the flattening and smothing was done with handplanes. Everything was relatively flat so it didn’t take very much work. The legs and top are made of two seperate slabs but they are book matched. One slab was ripped into square stock for the legs and the other kept for the top. The legs are joined to the top with mortise and tenon joints. The corner pieces were created from the off cuts of bark from the leg stock. These were attached with mitered mortise and tenons. Which I don’t recommend due to the complexity. The slab had quite a few cracks that I stabilized with butterfly joints. It was my first time using these and there not perfect but they work for me. It’s finished with 5 coats of Danish oil. Overall this project was a lot of fun and I enjoyed making it. All comments and suggestions are absolutely welcome. I want to honestly know what you think.