|Project by Pezking7p||posted 03-29-2014 06:20 PM||1837 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
For my first piece of furniture, I wanted to make a small piece that I felt was within my reach, but would still provide plenty of challenges to learn from. I chose this end table design, which is based on a Thos A. Moser piece.
The legs are tapered, and the crossing support members with their mitered ends all provide a bit of Asian flair to this table. The whole piece is built from solid cherry, and I decided to highlight some sapwood on the top.
The trickiest part of this build was the joinery between the legs/cross members. I goofed that part up about 4 different times. In the end, the narrow cross pieces are set in a dado in the wide cross members, and the legs are attached to the cross members with dowels.
Finish was very simple with 2 coats of Seal-a-Cell and one coat of wipe on satin poly, with very light sanding between coats.
I’ve had a blast making this piece and plan to make several similar pieces for my living room. Thanks for looking!