Furniture Project This Project Began When A Friend Commissioned A Small Table As A Gift For His Wife On Her Birthday
Furniture project this project began when a friend commissioned a small table as a gift for his wife on her birthday is bookmark about Magazine bookmarked by ian with ID 11385112986 was uploaded on 22-04-2019 and has been viewed 142,918 times.
Accent Table Illustrations by Mike Del Rizzo What made this commission special was that both of them are longtime friends, and I was given carte blanche in designing the piece, with the caveat that the table would compliment their existing furniture.
I chose some well-seasoned walnut with nice figure for the table, and black cherry as an accent wood.The pull on the drawer is made from an antique shank button.OvertureAfter the drawings are complete, I sit with a cup of coffee and consider what I may have missed - a cautious second look.
It gives me a chance to re-think my choice of materials and construction techniques.Where possible, I rough dimension good, dry stock, and then let it sit for a day or two before final surfacing and dimensioning.
This releases any interior stress.You may find it convenient to mill pieces of the same thickness together.For example, begin with the legs, which are the thickest.Then mill the 11⁄16" material, followed by the 5⁄8", 1⁄2", 3⁄8", and finally, 1⁄4" material.
Cut the stock a little longer than the finished length, and trim the pieces during the construction stage.I also make sure to match and mark all pieces...