|Project by Allen||posted 04-06-2007 02:35 PM||1369 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
My first project from furniture construction classes at U.C. and my first foray into real joinery, learning to cut accurate mortise and tenon joints. The legs and frame are walnut, top is hard maple which replaced the original top I made from Brazillian cherry because it twisted so bad the table top resembled the roof of a pagoda. Finish is three coats of satin wipe-on poly.
One of the main reasons I decided to start the woodworking program at U.C. was that I had read enough books and watched enough video on how to do these things and really needed to have someone who knows their stuff to stand by and watch to say, “Yep, that’s right.” or “Maybe you could try it this way instead.” The first class and making this table gave me exactly what I was looking for and the small class size, while not good for the department, allows more for a mentoring feel than a teacher/class situation.
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