Hall Table #1: The storey and design

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Blog entry by icemanhank posted 12-07-2021 06:16 AM 721 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi all and a happy Christmas to you all,

Someone donated an old Jarrah coffee table to my woodworking club and nobody seemed to want it as it was a bit dated and a very chunky bit of furniture.

I claimed it and proceeded to cut it up into pieces that I could work with.

I wanted to build a hall table for my daughter that matched the coffee table I built for her last year using Jarrah and Jacaranda so I set out doing a rough design. Nowhere near your quality Mads!

I wanted it to be a delicate piece so I decided to cut the legs thin and give them a slight taper so I built a jig to do this on the table saw.

Next to do the mortice and tenon joints.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#1 posted 12-07-2021 06:23 AM

jarrah is a beautiful red Aussie hardwood David; looking forward to seeing your progress….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 12-09-2021 11:52 PM

Looks like it’s going to be a fine project, with several good challenges and I know you can make it.
Lovely to upcycle the old wood.
I think it’s a fine sketch, mine are not much different, when just rough sketches, I just often take a touch and draw on top of the pencil drawing, to make a nice drawing out of it, the sometimes erase the pencil drawing after.
But thanks for the thought and compliment, it is taken with a warm happy smile, my dear friend.
Merry Christmas to you and the family.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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