Monday, July 13, 2009

A Distressed Walnut Table Top

We're working on a distressed walnut table top for a client who has a masonry pedestal. We're just making the top and the apron/stiffener. It's nearly finished and looking pretty good. Click the photos to enlarge them ...

The rough lumber form Irion Lumber in PA ... Beautiful boards, all from the same log.

Glued up and cut to round with a circle cutting jig on the bandsaw.
Here's one way to do it ... circle cutting jig There are simpler ones, like a board and a nail

We like this next process. It's quite fun. You move the pin that you use to cut the table round out away from the blade and one person spins the table (Trevor in this case) and one person (me in this case) holds the belt sander square and level. Once that kicks in, then you actually have to keep the top from spnning too fast. Sanding the cut edge this way takes only a couple of minutes .... Don't skip grits .... Don't let it take off ....

Trevor mortised the six round apron parts with the domino and glued them up in a circle using the band clamp, adding small moldings to the bottom edge to reinforce the glue joints.

View of the table bottom.
More later this week as it's completed

The client's pedestal


Anonymous said...

Walnut wood looks dark and awesome...I personally love the texture and this table is made with a lot of detailing indeed.

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vaughnsfurniture said...

Great Walnut top!! I really liked them. Thanks for the post.

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