I've finished my glass-topped sofa table, in the style made popular by Karl
(Swingman). This is a trial piece, using wood laying around (pine and
something that may be fir - some old shelves. I learned a lot, primarily
that you need to get things well-measured, then well-sanded and finished
before final assembly. Pictures here:
Final demensions 31x43.5x13.5" H/W/D.
Looking good, Han. A prototype definitely worth keeping, for sure. I
like it when that happens. :)
BTW, used your Akeda jig to make three oak drawers (one spare, which
I'll use for something else) for my sofa table today ... worked like a
charm, AAMOF I was able to cut the tails on one end and pins on the
other in one setup, which saved a bunch of time.
Are those eight interior vertical stiles(*?) slightly tapered? I can't
If they are, it's beautiful.
Even if they aren't, great job on a wonderful piece.
*(What the h3ll are those called, anyway?) :-)
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
The "spindles" (?) aren't tapered, at least I didn't make them so. They
are square, with little square tenons on each end. They are held in
place (not glued) by little strips with the appropriate size dados, with
the strips fitted into grooves in the rails. The rails are glued
into/onto the legs with dominos, so everything is pretty tight. The
spindles rattle ever so slightly (it's a test piece). Because the wood
species are different and the grains not aligned, it seems safer not to
put wood movement stress on those spindles when the humidity is going to
change. The table is standing next to hot water radiant heat (may be
going on this weekend, they expect cold temps).
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