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Writing Tables
Two writing tables that I built for step-daughter and step-son's future wife. They are constructed from Red Oak and African Padouk. Pretty much the only tools used were a tablesaw, bandsaw, drill press, router, electric sander, skil saw, hand sander and cabinet scraper
Photo 1 Both table tops were glued up several inches oversized so as to allow for the ends and snipes to be cut off.
Photo 2. After the glue cured and they were released from the clamps, I started with my hand scraper. I 'leveled' the boards, removed the stained...
Photo 3. The tops were too big for my cross cut sled, so I used my Skil Saw to square-up one side. I took a straight piece of scrap and air nailed it...
Photo 4. With one end squared-up, I used the table saw to cut the final length of the top. Then cut to the final width.
Photo 5. These particular legs have a slight curve to them with an added foot. I made a template and marked the shape with a pencil. Then I used the...
Photo 6. When making the front apron that will have the drawer cut-out, I slice the apron into 3 sections. I remove the center section and cut out...
Photo 7. The table tops have been routed and all is ready for final pre-assembly sanding to 120 grit.
Photo 8. The apron is being glued and clamped together.
Photo 9. Finished product with 5 coats of Pre-Catalized Lacquer. The table tops were sprayed separately from the rest of the structure.  Total...
Photo 10. Here is another shot of the top.
 
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