I cant figure out what to call what Im building. As usual, I follow no plans, just draw it out and see how it looks.
Im using all the thick white oak I have, to experiment to see if I can build a dining table of similar construction for my son.(my back is stiff from today, I have to figure out how to move around pieces that will weigh hundreds of lbs)
Pedestal legs are WO with Mahogany fronts and backs. About 2 and 3/8th thick. Top is all white oak, maybe 2 inches thick. Ive been hand planing down the top and will work it with the belt sander and orbital sander when Im closer.(Im trying to even it out, seems I glued it up 1/16 or so off, and to get it flat, well, its white oak, and its hard, really hard, for me)
Its 14 inches wide, and my planer only takes 13 inches, so its all by hand.
The table is around 35 inches high.14 inch x 38 inch top.
I wanted a hall table but also need something with a drawer for pads and pens, hold keys, and Im going to put the telephone on the top. A working/desk type of table but no chair or stool.
This is what I came up with. Some pics of the build so far.
Im going to attempt to inlay a simple 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide strips shaped in a rectangle on the top, maybe inlay some mahogany or walnut. If I ruin the top, Ill flip it over and scratch the idea. Im also going to make my first solid wood dovetail drawer. I have to make through dovetails, so Im going to put a front on the drawer.
I put a piece of striped mahogany in the drawerfronts place to see how it would look completed. I have alot of exotic woods in pen blank form.
I dont think Ill be spinning any pens anytime soon, so I might use one of the exotics to make a handle for the drawer.
After tomorrow, I will not be able to work on this piece for a couple weeks.
I hope leaving it outside in the garage it doesnt move much, but its so heavy and thick, it can do what it wants, I cant stop it.
Although very very simple design, this was so difficult getting together for me.
Ill probably rub some oil on it, 2 coats, then a few coats of poly, since its going to get alot of use.
Just to be clear, I wanted foyer/hall table height, but wanted a telephone table type of piece also and its dimensions are dictated by the space against the wall where Im placing it.
*I believe I might have preferred the drawer a bit more narrow, maybe 3.5-4 inch drawer front, but my wife says she likes that large drawer.