Josefa Mullins Table November 08th, 2018 - 08:19:32
This side table from reclaimed, lumber proverbial woods. Let's see it got all kinds of old lumber here, some of it milled here in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Other stuff salvaged got our old homes. Old buildings have been torn down, we'll see if we can find here to build some furniture out of I'm going to start by cutting one by ten into lengths to glue up for my top panel. That will be part of the top and also for a bottom shelf. Okay, I've got these pieces ready to miter to create my frame.
You can see I've got it hey an exposed edge where I just rip this stuff down. I've also got the original edge where you can see the old nail holes where the square nails where actually you can see there, there are some bits of square nails still sticking in there. I like to leave these edge to expose. This is what people love to see in this, old-style western reclaimed, furniture, look, okay, let's do a rope it up here and see honest things.
Go okay, so the inside of my frame there is 17 and a half by 17 and a half I'm going to cut these panels 18 by 18. That gives me a quarter-inch lip that will fit inside that dado frame that I'm going to cut with that router. Now, using the table saw I'm going to cut a lip on my two panels. Here, the little lip will fit inside the groove on the frame tonight you can see I build this. Lip will go into the dado downturn all the way around this panel.
Now, using a router and a rabbit bit, I'm going to cut a slot on the edge of that 2 by frame member to hold the top panel in place. Okay, now using a biscuit joiner, I'm going to cut little notches in my corners to join these together with a biscuit as in so you won't see that, of course, it'll be down in the middle of the board. Carry our nice little be nice and strong. When it's all glued up so see my hair things dry fit no glue. Yet I think this is going to come out really nice when it's all said and done here now before I blew this up, I'm actually going to take a belt sander and put little scallops along all these edges again.
This is, I want this to think. Look like it was built on the cattle drives 150 years ago, come across now I'll scalp, the edges of the panel, as well as the frame members, and I'm going to do one final dry, fit here before I glue this apply glue to my different pieces and Assemble this take a quick look once this thing is done. I will come back with an orbital, sander and sand the whole thing: okay, pretty happy with that again, we'll go over later on, get some closest to this thing. Here's a shot of this now glued up. Just about dry, so I can start working on the legs.