|Project by Kaleb the Swede||posted 01-06-2014 03:34 AM||1590 views||2 times favorited||21 comments|
So here is my new side table. It’s made of red oak and walnut. I will be putting this humble little side table into the contest that is going on (as soon as I figure out how).
The red oak comes from a big pallet that came with some machinery for one of my family’s commercial fishing vessels, they were going to toss it, so it came home with me. That is what made up the legs. With the sapwood in the red oak it gave it a walnut kind of feeling so I though the two woods would work together. The red oak on the sides came from my first trip to a lumberyard when I made a coffee table for my brother in law. That was the leftover.
The walnut on the drawer front and bottom table, came from when I went to the lumber yard that same time, and they had four short boards. Because they weren’t so much money because they were short, I bought them, and they gave one of them to me for free because it was my first ever trip to a lumberyard. (I guess the guy felt sorry for the stupid grin I had on my face walking around like a caveman that just discovered fire, and looking at all of the exotic wood).
The top came from ebay. There was a small “slab” that was for sale that I put an offer on for 10 dollars. It had a crack and a rotted spot in the front. I figured that it would be fine for the likes of me, since no one else wanted it. I fixed the crack and cut out the rotted spot, and fitted a red oak piece in there to give it some contrast. Much rasping and two long 1/4 red oak dowels (if you look on the side of the fourth picture you will see them) through 3/4 of the side top made sure it isn’t going anywhere.
The handle I made myself, just with a rounded rasp and some sand paper.
I usually always try to find excuses to cut dovetails so the drawer half blind in the front and through dovetails in the back. I also have the two pieces in front that connect the legs are also hand cut dovetails.
Danish oil finish.
Thanks for looking
-- Just trying to build something beautiful