Whilst waiting for sawmills to reopen after the new year break, I decided to construct a small side table to accompany our view-gazing/bird-watching chair.
The design is inspired by traditional Japanese stools and old English milk stools. The table top is reclaimed oak; legs are from sycamore, and the tenons are wedged using sapele.
SIDE TABLE – THE MAKING OF…
I filmed every stage whilst making the side table. Watch the process below…
> PART ONE
making the table top: preparing the timber, joining two sections together to get the required dimensions, planing and adding chamfers.
> PART TWO
making the four legs: preparing the timber, forming the circular tenons, shaping the tenon-shoulders, and adding tapered chamfers.
> PART THREE
leg attachment: drilling holes in the table top, tenon and wedge prep, gluing legs, and trimming/planing.
> PART FOUR
final leg adjustments and chamfering, sanding and applying oil.