Friends With Benefits…
OK guys it’s not what you think. But the benefit here are specs for the entry table that I made. One of the LJ brothers asked if he could build the entry table as a gift and I thought I would share it with everyone. I am keeping his identity secret lest I give him away to someone that he would be intending to surprise.
In The Rough…
These are not professionally drawn plans, but they will do. This is a simple project and all the specs are there that I made the original to. You will have to figure the details of how you personally want to join the parts. That means if you are doing mortise and tenon, you will have to add the extra length and do the math.
Pictures never do the work justice as you all know. But I can tell you that the table looks fantastic. The proportions are nice but you are welcome to play with them. It is a delicate table that is very welcoming in the entry of the home. It says, “Hey come on in, set your keys and gloves right here. Stay awhile.”
Like I said, feel free to play with the dimensions. I have no doubt that you can change them and it will still look good. I am of the opinion that plans are just a guideline and you can tweak them to fit your personality.
I have about $85 in materials. I used ash because it is not oak. I just stay away from oak as much as possible to make my work look different. (This is a personal decision.)
I used Sherwin Williams T77-F37 pre catalyzed lacquer for the finish.
I used the Kreg pocket jig for the apron to leg joinery. I did not get paid enough to do mortise and tenon. For a small table like this I have no doubt that it will hold up fine. This was made previous to my Festool Domino purchase.
I have exactly ten hours start to finish in construction. I picked the material up while shopping for another job so that is extra time. I thought you might be interested in knowing that. I would be interested in how anybody else comes in on it. Please let us know when you post it.
For those who are interested in building this table, here are the specs and photos:
I hope that this is enough info for you guys, you are a pretty smart lot, but I will gladly answer any questions.
Peace, Love, and Woodworking
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com