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Tea Table

comments (1) October 24th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

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Woodworker: Rick TomkinsTomkins built this table (20-in. wide by 47-in. long by 15-in. tall) as a gift for his daughter. He says it’s more a tea table than a coffee table, as it was inspired by a teapot she received for Christmas. The woods are African mahogany and Ponderosa pine. The mahogany end pieces on the stretchers were fastened to the leg with a mortise-and-tenon joint; the crossmember was joined with a lap joint. Tomkins roughed out the shape of the breadboard ends with a gouge, checking against templates and doing the final shaping with progressively finer grits of sandpaper. The finish is lacquer and Briwax.
Design or Plan used: Not specified

posted in: Reader's Gallery, lacquer, african mahogany, Ponderosa pine, Briwax


Comments (1)

Jurgen01 Jurgen01 writes: I love this table. It is beautifully designed and executed throughout. Thanks for posting the photo.
Posted: 11:02 am on November 11th

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