|Project by Russel||posted 08-13-2008 01:03 AM||1592 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
Looking back on the last challenge I found that I really rushed through my entry and it was not as well planned as I had originally envisioned. I knew it wasn’t my best and needed nobody to tell me that. The influence of LumberJocks made me well aware of the fact that I could do better.
With that in mind, the Mrs. saw a picture of a tea table that she really liked and mentioned that she liked the idea of me building it. So, I decided to do this a bit better and I am more pleased with this outcome than my challenge entry.
The table stands about 28” tall and is 19” in diameter. The feet were copied from the picture as was the circular top. The center post on the original was nicely turned. However, I lack a lathe and the skill to use one so mine started off as a 2 3/4” by 2 3/4” hunk of wood. Well, that looked rather clunky so I remembered that CharlieM1958 does some rather interesting things with corners and I thought I’d give it a try. I cut a 3/8” notch out of each corner and then rounded over the resulting corners which made for a very interesting look. The Mrs. liked it and so do I.
The table is made of solid cherry with a slice of walut embedded in the post. There are some significant knots in the top that I left there for character. It’s finished with shellac as a sealer and a few coats of wipe-on satin poly. The feet were the first thing made on my new Grizzly bandsaw (and was that fun). Also this is the my first successful use of sliding dovetails to attach the feet. (I need more work there)
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