I'm about to start on the mission coffee table and pair of side tables. All
three table tops are solid oak, the lower shelf on the coffee table will be
QS oak ply w/solid edging. I will be using the new General Int'l MM and a
tenoning jig on the TS for the bulk of the joinery.
Like many of you, I am working in a converted ga**
ge, so space and workflow
are issues. I've been thinking about the order in which I should do the
work for the best quality and efficiency.
Here's my thinking so far:
Select & match grain for all table tops, drawer fronts and front aprons,
rough cut, mark and set aside
Rough cut all legs, spindles and aprons
Do all the joinery, test fit all table base parts
Cut coffee table lower shelf out of oak ply, edge and profile, test fit
Make drawer assemblies
Install and "tune" drawers, drawer fronts
Glue up table top
Cut to size, profile
Test final fits of everything, disassemble
Sand and prefinish components/subassemblies as needed
Love to hear feedback either way - I've got about 18' of 8/4 6~8" wide
QSWO and those two boards are HEAVY! I'm a bit reluctant, on some levels, to
make that first cut - but the feeling will pass in a moment.
After this it's an entertainment center...