Simple little TV table

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Project by bandit571 posted 07-21-2012 11:34 PM 1356 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

While out at the woodshop working on some handplanes, both new handles and sharpening a few, decided to give them a workout. I used the jointer planes to get the boards ready to glue up a small top. Once it was it the clamps, started to taper four legs. I would “hog” most of the waste off with a bandsaw, staying away from the layout lines. Then it over to the “new” bench’s leg vise. I used a couple handplanes to smooth out the saw marks. Last pass was a Smooth plane:

After those legs were done, I laid a pair on the top, just to size the aprons. Cut to length on a miter saw. I then cut the 1/4” thick tenons on the tablesaw. Every tool in the shop got a workout today, it seems. Used a complete apron to lay out the mortises, grabbed a 1/4” FATMAX chisel, AND my 32oz Ball pean hammer, and got to chopping things out.

With the base done, I used a few more planes to smooth and flatten the table’s top. Made a mess on the floor, with all this handplane work…

Just some old barn wood beech for the top and aprons. The legs started out as a 2×10 someone had used as a concrete form. Ripped the blanks out, and threw away the “gray” wood. Just a nice afternoon in the woodshop…

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#1 posted 07-21-2012 11:41 PM

I think you did a great job, it might seem simple, however, I have never done it before.
Wood looks great and rustic.


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