|Forum topic by SubtleEpsilon||posted 08-21-2014 02:38 PM||842 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
08-21-2014 02:38 PM
Below are some screen caps of the coffee table design. Top is bookmatched walnut slab, about 54”x31”. My plan so far is to have the legs be made of ash.
The perpendicular cross braces will have lap joints that I’ll put in with a dado blade and, because I don’t want too many challenges all at once, I was going to go for loose tenons where the legs and braces meet at an angle (10 degrees everywhere).
Notice the orientation of the lap joints on the top and bottom are opposite. Not quite sure what’s best there. Open to suggestions about how to attach the legs to the table (in a non difficult manner, not too fond of the cleat idea…) Currently considering a satin wiping varnish because, well….it’s a coffee table. And, yes, I’m freaking out about finishing something this big. Alternate wood suggestions considered but ash seems like a good light choice without being overly busy. There’s enough figure and stuff going on in the slab.
If someone suggests ebony pins through the tenons I might have to hurt you. ;-)
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