|Project by curi0usJack||posted 01-07-2014 08:34 PM||1346 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
My folks asked me to make them a mini dining room table. The dimensions were specific: Maximum height of 29”, but from the floor to the bottom of the apron had to be 26”, leaving 3” for the table top and the apron together. That’s where the arch came from. :-)
Material is all Wisconsin cherry. Design & construction are simple mortise and tenons for the legs/apron with breadboard ends on the top. Arches were cut on the band saw, then pattern routed. Top is held to the base with screw blocks cut from scrap. Knots are filled with epoxy.
Finished with 5 coats of Tried & True Varnish Oil. It produced a nice satin sheen after much rubbing in my freezing basement. Must use thin coats! The top blotched a bit because I think I laid it on too thick in spots..
I was proud of myself because I did very little sanding on the project (just one rub of 320 on the whole thing). My trusty No 4 1/2 smoother did almost all the finish prep. No dust; quiet & peaceful. Everything I love about the craft!
Feedback welcome. Take care!