Sometimes I have an opportunity to become a hero to Sandy (my wife). This was one of those cases.
If you follow my blog, you will recall that a while back I made a table base, then a second one, for a small conference table for a client. The second base became part of that table; it included drawboring, to pull the tenons tight into the mortises in the legs (photo on the right – click on the image to enlarge). This photo shows the pin in the leg, prior to final sanding and finishing.
Fast-forward to last week:
Sandy wanted a new table for her sewing room. I had some black walnut left over from a previous project. Result: A brand-new sewing table. Dimensions: 7 feet long, 30 inches wide. With an offset top, the result is perfect to accept a new sewing cabinet under the overhang. I already have a design in mind; but I need time to make that cabinet. And, with outdoor activities such as mowing 5+ acres, it proves to be a difficult task at best to work some projects for the home front, especially when a client’s projects are also in the wings.
With several other machines in the sewing room, Sandy welcomes the new table. In fact, she had needed it for a long time, as she started acquiring vintage machines a while back – all are in good working order! The photo on the left will give you an idea of the room layout, and why she needed this new table. The new table is on the right.
The final three photos show the table legs (walnut), the oak aprons in more detail, and the table top in perspective: