|Gluing up the 16" top|
For Julia’s birthday this year I made her a night table from cherry I was given by a local generous soul. Years ago he had some of his trees milled into boards when he lived in Connecticut. The last remaining few were stacked in his garage and he just wanted to get them out of there. I happily took them and began plans for building.
|Dimensioning the legs|
It’s rewarding to work from rough splintery boards to the last rubbing out of the finished product. The pine drawer parts are from my property with the exception of the drawer bottom which was recycled from an old floorboard. The finish is three coats of Waterlox original rubbed to satin sheen with Liberon #0000 steel wool.
|Chopping all eight mortises|
|Dimensioning the aprons|
|Legs turned and apron tenons fitted|
|Pine drawer sides|
|Drawer face half blind dovetails|
|Drawer dry fitted|
|Ready for glue-up|
|Final fitting the drawer|
|Thicknessing and surfacing the top|
|Making a mess!|
|Attaching the top with screws from the underside|
|Completed "in the white"|
|Complete and in its new home|
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