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Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
No WIP at this point as I will be flying overseas in a couple of hours. I will try and monitor the thread and answer any questions, if you have.
The table is 700mm (27 3/4") high and the top is 730mm (28 3/4") long and 380mm (15") wide. The coopered legs are built from Karri, a West Australian hardwood, and salvaged from roof beams that were part of our garage when we completed an addition two years ago. The top and drawers are Jarrah, another West Australian hardwood, from salvage yards. The drawer sides are Kauri Pine, which I think originates in New Zealand.
The finish is a couple of coats of Danish Oil rubbed back with 0000 steel wool and then waxed. This gives a natural looking but soft and durable finish.
OK then, for better or worse, here is the final piece.
There is a bevelled molding under the front panel and drawer. Bevelled to disapear (otherwise the front would look chunky) ..
The rear of the table has an identical panel to the front (resawn from the same board) ..
The obligatory dovetailed drawer picture with drawer knobs fashioned by yours truely ..
And finally ..
All comments and critique welcomed.
Regards from Perth