This is a low table that has been waiting in my ďto doĒ list for more than two years.
Now my SWMBO has decided she would like to have it, but she wants it square instead of rectangular.
On the background you can see a matching chair that I think (hope) she hasnít noticed (yet).
The main problem I face with it, is that Iíd like the grain to follow the direction of the legs, in order not to show too much end grain on the edges of the table and that will force me to make the top in four different pieces rotated each 90ļ respect the previous. It may become an accidental decorative effect not planned that Iím not sure if it is going to look right.
Another problem is that as the legs have to be attached and carved afterwards, Iím not sure about the sort of joint I should use to attach them to the top. So far Iím thinking about making secret miter dovetails that would span only half of the thickness of the board which is 60mm- (2,3inches) and that would leave me with a 30mm (1.15 inches) of free wood to shape. But those are complex and my dovetail technique is far from perfect.
Iíve also thought about inserting a square peg on the folded corner of the legs as if it was some sort of cufflink but Iím not sure about how will look.
Any suggestions, comment and critics are welcome, I need to make my mind up!!
Thanks in advance.