Table of Contents
Above is the plan for the table that I put together in August. Hand-drawn and pretty rough. The layout has changed in my mind, but the idea is still the same. Namely, the curved sides with a middle insert. Lisa and I want there to be an anti-racking beam up higher to so that people can put their fee on it while sitting. The image to the right was the one that Lisa liked the most after viewing hundreds of options.
- 20210202 to 20210214 / Table Update / Middle Leaf: Drilling Jig, Pin Setup, and Draw-Boring
- Woodworking Easter Eggs
- 20210202 to 202102XX / Table Update / Middle Leaf: Drilling Jig & Pin Setup
- 202010201 / Table Update / Middle Leaf: Cutting mortices for the tabletop
- 20210119 / Table Update / Practice Draw Boring & Design Elements
- 20201017 / Table Update / Start Dimensioning the Oak Lumber
Sun Room Table Project
This post will document the building of the sunroom trestle table.
While practicing the draw boring, I blew out the back side because I offset the tenon hole too much. Learning! Easy glue-up repair.
This is the tenon on the mortise. The bottom pins are used to hold the tenon. You can see the offset tenon hold that look like dark moon slivers.
I am trying various sized pins to see what is visually pleasing. I am going with a 3/8″ oak pin.
I am not lost at this time, I am pondering my next move.
This project may wander, but it will get done. This project is trying to fit with the constraints of life and the pandemic.
I like to use old school techniques as much as possible. I find that enjoying the craft is much better than getting something done quickly.