|I used a jigsaw to trim the slab to length a create|
a faux live edge. Not a bad sta
|I marked the locations for the legs- I didn't worry|
about making a perfect rectangle, as this
piece was kind of organic in nature anyway.
|I used an angle gauge to determine an angle that|
looked right for the legs. It ended up being 15
|I used an angled drilling guide, and I used the|
angle gauge to set it to the right angle.
|After testing the setup on scrap, I drilled holes|
for the four legs.
|The legs were milled from 1" x 1" walnut.|
|I used the bandsaw to cut tapers on the ends of|
each leg so that the taper cutter fit.
|This taper cutter isn't cheap but it's worth it, and it should last|
|I cut a slot into each round tenon. This one|
wasn't lined up so well, so I made another.
|I used a belt sander to make wedges from |
contrasting wood to fit the slots.
|I made the legs longer than necessary, because|
I figured I'd need to level the table. I shimmed
the legs up so that the top was level.
|I then ripped a scrap of plywood to a width that|
would create a finished height of 18".
|The legs were all trimmed in different amounts,|
but the results was a level table with no
|I cut the tenons off with a flush-cut saw.|
|Fitting the short stretchers was tricky business-|
I used an angle finder to determine the angles.
|I used slightly narrower stock for the stretchers|
so that I created a nice reveal.
|I secured the stretchers with Miller Dowe|
|The long stretcher went in just above the short|
ones. I set them into place so I could see where
to mark them.
|I marked the vertical cuts directly from the legs,|
and used a ruler to extend the angle of the leg
onto the horizontal surfaces. This made for
compound cuts, which I approached cautiously
but nibbling away and readjusting until they fit
|I used Miller Dowels again, although plugged|
screws would've been a good choice, too.
|The sanding was just business as usual|
|The walnut yielded a nice little bonus.|