I'm currently working on a small coffee table in oak. The shape of the table
can be seen in the following link:
http://whistleralley.com/reuleaux/reuleaux.htm . It's a so called Reuleaux
triangle, with quite a few interesting geometrical properties. The width of
the table is approximately 60cm (about 24 inches).
What I would like to do is to add a cherry wood edging about 1-2 cm (about
0.4-0.8 inches) thick around the table. I haven't yet decided upon how to do
this, and I would like some advice. Sawing the edges to shape from a big
enough slab of cherry wood seems like a hard way to do it, and would
generate quite a lot of waste (cherry wood costs quite a lot here in
Helsinki, Finland). If I saw a thick enough edge it's obviously quite hard
to bend, but it could perhaps be done by steaming/heating it? Should I saw
out strips thin enough that I could bend along the table (obviously these
would have to be quite thin, so I would have to saw about 3-5 strips/edge).
Maybe there are other ways of doing it as well - any advice, trick or tip
would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,