Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Floating Ouija Coffee Table

Floating Ouija Coffee Table
American Walnut and Curly Maple
Tung Oil finish

The Ouija table that is in the middle of this is custom made by a wonderful artist named Florian Bertmer.  Please check out his blog here

Tricky joinery makes the whole think look like it's floating.  Thank you James Krenov for the inspiration.

Every piece has a slight curve to it.  This is something that has always seamed very daunting to me, but once getting my system down, they went pretty smooth.  This is what they look like as I rough them out on the band saw.

Once all the legs we close, I used the large belt sander to get them a little closer to their final shape.  This is a new tool to me, and I'm learning all this great stuff you can do with it.  Anything with a curve becomes very easy to sand with this machine.  Also, this helps with some more of the sculptural aspects of wood work.  Curves are fun because they aren't as rigid as angles.  It's real easy to get carried away.
These are all the little pieces with all their mortice and tenons.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Walnut Entertainment Center

Entertainmanet Center-Walnut
Hand rubbed oil finish

This project was built and designed by Wishbone Woodworking but I can only take partial credit on this.  Max was the main builder for this project, and it came out so nice that I wanted to post it here on the site.

Behind the doors are maple cabinets with adjustable shelving for DVD's and storage.  The doors are on touch latches and open easily with a bump to the doors.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Kitchen Table

Kitchen Table-Maple and American Walnut
Hand rubbed Tung Oil finish

I feel like making a kitchen table is a big deal.  Its always been something that has intimidated me since I started building furniture.  Families are made around the kitchen table.  The conversations that are had, the delicious food that is served, the homework and science projects that are done around a table make memories for a life time.  I hope that the family who now owns this will thrive and prosper, and maybe, this table will be a pretty thing that stays with them for a long time.

This is the clamp up for the table top.  It was done in three steps to make sure everything stayed flat and equal.

This is the mortise and tenon that holds the legs to the table top.