|Project by Reverse_Pivot||posted 11-25-2013 06:07 PM||1013 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
While at work, a coworker mentioned that he didn’t have a table to eat on at home, and was having a hard time finding one that was inexpensive, and small enough for his tiny apartment. AHAH! Someone with modest needs, and low expectations! Sounds like a perfect job for me!
The table is built entirely out of pine, since I had a bunch of salvaged pine in the garage, and my wife doesn’t like me either spending money on wood, or cluttering up the garage. Not the most durable, but it was free!
The leg design was giving me fits, couldn’t find anything that looked right and fit the small size of the table. I saw a large pedestal table at work that had 4 feet tenoned into the pillar, and decided that this was an easier way to get a similar effect, without having to produce a round pillar without a lathe, and without risking my questionable tenoning skills on a piece for someone else. The pillar goes all the way to the floor, so there are 5 points of contact, and most of the weight is supported by the center, taking stress off the feet.
Finished with Minwax red oak stain, and a couple coats of spray lacquer. Turned out all right, and my coworker loves it!