|Project by Zenert||posted 04-14-2014 08:45 PM||2703 views||12 times favorited||10 comments|
This project was a piece I designed and built for my ‘machining practical’ during the second year of my ‘cabinetry and woodworking technology’ diploma at Red River College.
The case and top are made of soft maple. Panels are machined out of solid wood. Top is made from face glued maple strips. Once it was complete it was cut in half along the first curve using a CNC router. Thin cherry and walnut strips (thickness exactly equal to the CNC bit) were steam bent using the table top pieces as a form. After steam bending they were glued in place and the table top was once again one piece. The strips were wider than the tops thickness to ease alignment issues. Once glue up was finished the strips were trimmed down to be flush with the top. Process was repeated but with cherry and purple heart. Process was repeated a third time with urpleheart And walnut.
Top was then cleaned up and sanded down. At this point I cut two dovetail slots in the underside and inserted two French dovetails made from maple. Walnut plugs were put in place to increase visual interest from the sides.
Entire table was sanded to 220grit and I he. Sprayed with nitrocellulose lacquer. Sealer and two coats to the base. Sealer and three coats to the table top.
Everything turned out quite good. I was hoping to put drawer boxes in, but due to time constraints had to omit them.