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Feb142012

Solid Walnut and wrought Iron table

I was asked to build this solid walnut and wrought iron table with the iron being supplied by another company..

I have to confess I really loved making this table.. the feet are 16/4 solid walnut but I had to add a block on the bottom for a little more thickness.. I cut the profile out with the bandsaw and used the pin router to mill the coves and roundovers.. followed up with the oscillating spindle sander and files.  On the bottom of the feet..I added some very thick 1/4" felt to prevent scratching wood floors and allow for easy sliding if needed..the lower stretcher does not go all the way thru but is set in deep mortises and is 3 pieces from a solid single board locked in with pins cut to allow for expansion and contraction.

 

The Top is solid 8/4 planed down to 1-1/2" thick with tenons milled at both ends to allow for the breadboard..the 5 plugs are actually thru mortises and the plugs are solid ebony..I only added a dab of glue in the middle tenon and the made the holes longinated to allow for expansion of the boards to prevent cracking from expansion.

I made a jig and used a "V" groove bit and routed the 45 degrees between the seams of each board and used a chamfering bit for the outside edges.. The wrought iron was supplied by another company and it was NOT cheap.. it actually cost more than the table itself for just the two ends and the stretcher in the middle..kinda shocked me but it is what it is..I do have to say it was a fun build and the table sold immediately..

 

The finish was post conversion varnish rubbed out and polished for protection

 

 

 

 

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