A place for me to display some of the varied projects that come out of my shop, as well as to "talk" about some of my experiences working with wood.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Maloof-inspired Table nearly complete

The chairs I have been working on still require some shaping to be complete. In the meantime I have been working on the dining table to go with the chairs. It is another Scott Morrison design and the finished table will be 40" in diameter.

Here's the top in the final smoothing stage, this is from some nice wide walnut boards.

The construction of the base is a cool design with a neat way to attach the legs into a monolithic piece.
A rough fitup yo make sure everything goes together. Each leg is 3 pieces mitred together before cutting, reinforced with dowels across the mitres.

The centre post has a dado cut into its length on all four sides. Each leg has a matching tenon for its length and once glued up provides a very solid piece. The exposed corners above become a cove to blend the legs into one another, completing the organic look.
One leg at a time...

All glued up. The leg parts have all been routed to give a round look, the foot area needs to be shaped and lots of sanding to blend everything together.

First coat of finish on base!!

First coat of Deft on the top, comes up really nice.

The finished table needing a few more coats to be done.  Time to get back to chair-making!!

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