|Project by BillG||posted 11-10-2013 11:44 PM||1375 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
A friend of mine was asked to build a table for a client. We got together on the project and this was the result.
The client was originally from France and wanted a table that reminded her of one she had back home. Her request was fairly specific, it needed to have a heavy rustic look with substantial turned legs. The turned legs were purchased from a vendor.
The table top and seat tops are 1 1/8” knotty white oak (this was the rustic look required on this style), with 3/4” X 3 1/2” stock used on the aprons and 2 1/4” square legs on the table, 1 7/8” square legs on the benches. The table legs are removable being bolted thru a diagonal cleat inside the apron frame. The bench legs are fixed, being mortised and tenoned to the apron. The side stretchers are also mortised and tenoned, the center stretcher (1 1/2” square) is thru mortised and wedged on the ends for additional strength. The bench legs are splayed at 5 degrees front to back only to add stability.
The finish is golden oak water-based stain and coated with M.L. Campbell’s MagnaMax pre-catalyzed lacquer in a gloss finish. Two coats were sprayed on the under structure and rubbed between coats. The top received three coats with a good rub-out after the second coat. Any voids were filled with colored epoxy.
-- Bill G - West Springfield, MA