Sunday, July 10, 2016

Deja Vu!

It's like deja vu all over again! 

Remember back in 2014 when I built this petrified wood slab table? 

It was so heavy, I not only had to enlist some friends to help me flip it over when I attached the top, but a few more to help load it into the customer's car.

 I'm delighted to say that I'm building two more - matching end tables, and these are much smaller and easier to manage. 

The worst part of this? When I was sorting through the lumber, I smashed my iPhone earbuds to bits. 

The first time I made that big frame, I was stumped. Here's a link to read about it. 

Luckily, this time around, making the outer frame, and scribing the top to fit around the slab was much easier.  

I used the Festool Domino to connect all the miters together, it works flawlessly for this!

 I think the trickiest part of making this is gluing up the top frame, since there are no 90° angles. 

Next step? Making the "legs" for these tables, which was quite difficult last time. If you think clamping the top frame was a challenge, imagine clamping four sets of odd shaped legs, like the one below.


  I have one more week without classes, so hopefully - I'll be able to finish up these two tables and start the upcoming session with a clear head!

Stay tuned!


Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

It's great to see your work, Jamie.

Vegas Lupe said...

Nice work, Jamie!

Question: What is attaching the slab of petrified wood to the wood itself? It the hole cut at a bevel so that the slab floats on top? Or... Are you gluing it to an attached surface on the bottom? If so, what is the adhesive?

I am impressed with you figuring out the angles! :)