“Dad’s Wood Occasional Table”
This occasional table (42″W x 12″D x30″H) is a modification of one of my previous designs. The top and shelf are of Douglas Fir saved for 75 years from a house my client’s dad built in Seattle, Wa. The base is of Maple.
The top and shelf are mitered at their bottoms to create a lighter design. The ends of the top are also curved to let the viewer know that the top actually as some heft. The diamond inlays in the top are Maple.
The design incorporates both asian and modern styles. I like to keep my designs simple, but elegant and practical. The top and shelf are raised on douglas fir spacers to create a floating effect that adds to the lightness of the design.
The joinery is hand-cut mortise and tenons along with an overlap joint for the bow at the top of the legs. The top of the legs also features another view of the Douglas Fir to provide an additional feature to tie the overal design together.
The table is finished with two coats of Shellac, and six coats of wipe-on polyurethane for smoothness and durability. The Douglas fir is stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut to provide an aged look.
It was a great project to work on.