It has been a while since I last posted. Thought I’d post some pics of my lasted project, an entry table. It will be functional for the space where it’s going. I tried to make top seem as if it were floating with a Greene and Greene style. I’ve seen a similar table, but I drew this up on sketchup.
It’ll match a desk I’ve been working on.
It was also a chance to use a new toy. I just got a Festool Domino XL. Worked wonderfully.
Since I was going to use loose tenons, I cut the planed and joined pieces to length. I used hard curly maple for the top and QS white oak everywhere else. I had to hand plane the top first. It was too wide for my 8″ joiner.
I tapered the front/back legs at table saw.
I rough cut the cloud lift features at bandsaw and sanded to get one piece which then became a template for the others. I then used a flush trim router bit with double-sided tape to duplicate the pieces.
Afterwards, I rounded over all the edges and sanded before assembly.
Then came the loose tenons. I used the Domino, which was awesome. I have to say I did get good service from Bob Marino which is where I bought the domino online.
It is well-balanced and precise. I sold a couple of tools I hadn’t used in a long while to help offset some of the cost.
Anyway, glued up and did some final sanding.
I made a fuming box with some 1×2 and covered it with plastic drop “cloth”. Then, I placed concentrated ammonia (with protective gloves, eyewear, etc) in the fume box at a temp of approx 55 Fahrenheit for about 48 hours.
Still have to put a protective top coat, but am thinking about what to use. Hope it finishes well.
Thanks for reading. Cheers!