|Project by Jerbone||posted 03-19-2014 11:56 PM||1629 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
I spend the majority of my time on this site like other, looking for inspiration. I had known I wanted to do an end table but was not sure what direction I wanted to go. However on here I came across one that David Larch had built. So using that for my guide I designed and built this guy.
Most of it I designed on the fly, which bit me in the butt many times, especially the legs. I had wanted to do something a little different than he did so I came up with the cross legs idea. Oddly enough the other week I saw another mid century table on this site and it also had a different set of legs. How cool that we can build similar things but with our own tastes and twists.
I choose some beautiful quarter saw n walnut 4/4 boards. The entire project from the table to the drawers to the legs are made from this wood. The amazing grain continuously flows down both sides. For the back I have a piece that is floating in dado’s. The oddest part of this project is probably how I connected the sides tops and bottoms. Each piece is mitered and then in the miter I used my hidden spline jig create a dado that I filled with walnut splines. As for the finish I used BLO and then several coats of wax. If I was going to give this to someone else I most likely would of went for a beefier finish but I really like the BLO and polished wax look and feel. Besides I will definitely take care of it and give the tlc it will need.
So thats it, I appreciate you looking and would comments or questions. Once again thanks for the inspiration lumberjocks!
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